NaPoMo

Day 26

I'm four poems away from finishing the month. This is the best I've done with this challenge in years. And I think probably some of the best draft work I've done in years, too. I'm happy with a lot of what I've done this month. And I'm excited to dig in and start revising. Rachel's… Continue reading Day 26

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Day 25

Yesterday I tried to write a poem and couldn't. Today I didn't try and then suddenly it happened. I think this is what happens when NaPoMo is nearing its end. Fortunately there were a few days where I wrote two poems, so I'm still ahead. Rachel's Day 25 Poem: Letter from My Brother, Who Recommended… Continue reading Day 25

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Day 22

I don't even know how to talk about today's poem except to say that I am really working through some heavy issues this month. My brain is going to be so fried come April 30. Rachel's Day 22 Poem: Dear Crux Someone Else's Poem: Anne Sexton's "With Mercy for the Greedy," my absolute favorite faith… Continue reading Day 22

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Day 21

I think today's poem could probably stand some heavy revision, some deep digging. I also think I might try to write a second poem tonight. Rachel's Day 21 Poem: Letter to the First Boy I Loved Someone Else's Poem: again, I turn to Edna St. Vincent Millay and her "If I should learn" Some other… Continue reading Day 21

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Day 19

Wikipedia, my dearest friend. Thank you for this wonderful information about ducking. Rachel's Day 19 Poem: Love Letter to Jenny Pipes Morris, the last woman to be ducked Someone Else's Poem: Edna St. Vincent Millay's "Witch-Wife" Tomorrow I return to work after 5 days off. I'm kind of stressed about that. I got this postcard… Continue reading Day 19