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
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
Poems first: Rachel's Day 23 Poem: Letter to the Grackle Dying in My Backyard Rachel's Day 23 Bonus Poem: Letter to My Girlfriend on Easter Eve (warning: the grackle makes another appearance) Someone Else's Poem: Walt Whitman's "When I Heard the Learned Astronomer" This morning when I returned from breakfast with Donna and Jacob, we… Continue reading Day 23
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