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
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
Today's poem was inspired by a lot of things. Make of that what you will. Rachel's Day 20 Poem: Dear Kindness Someone Else's Poem: Robert Hayden's "Those Winter Sundays"
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
This is the first day that I have really felt the poem not working. Not working at all. I'm not sure what happened, but I definitely didn't feel the spark today. Rachel's Day 18 Poem: To My Eight-Year-Old Son Who Hates Poetry Someone Else's Poem: Beth Ann Fennelly's "Because People Ask What My Daughter Will… Continue reading Day 18
Today's poem was an entirely random happening. I think I might try a second one. Rachel's Day 17 Poem: Letter to the Pig in a Bumblebee Costume Someone Else's Poem: Galway Kinnell's "The Bear"
It is 11:58 p.m. and I have just finished posting my Day 16 poem to the poetry forum. Talk about cutting it close. Our camping trip was a rainout after one night; we packed up this afternoon and trekked home. No bears, but the one night of camping was a good respite from real life.… Continue reading Day 16
By the time you read this, I will be on my way to relaxing in the woods. Last night, I heard what I hope will turn out to be incredibly good news. This is, more or less, a response to that news. Rachel's Day 15 Poem: Letter to Two Hearts Someone Else's Poem: Stephen Dunn's… Continue reading Day 15
This NaPoMo series has been pretty crazy. I think there will probably be a post sometime in May trying to evaluate the things I was writing about and what I learned about myself and life and everything else. But it's not May, so I'm not doing that today. Today's poem is kind of strange for… Continue reading Day 14
I got a prompt for today's poem from Big Tent Poetry, and the prompt is: Write a poem in which you pull a small object out of your mouth. I was really excited to try this poem. And I'm really excited about what came of it. I could begin to try to analyze all this… Continue reading Day 13