005-Apr-2015 NaPoWriMo Poems Day 11

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Stationary Time Travel

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NaPoWriMo 2015

Day 11: compose a poem in Sapphics. These are quatrains whose first three lines have eleven syllables, and the fourth, just five. There is also a very strict meter that alternates trochees (a two-syllable foot, with the first syllable stressed, and the second unstressed) and dactyls (a three-syllable foot, with the first syllable stressed and the remainder unstressed). The first three lines consist of two trochees, a dactyl, and two more trochees. The fourth line is a dactyl, followed by a trochee.

Day 11: (or Haiku Alternative or. of course. Visual Poetry)

Stationary Time Travel

against 
all turnings 
of the clock.

the darkness 
spreading.

still one star
at a time.

between 
the houses.

where I walk.

and linger.

yet one step.

out of rhyme.
**

April is NaPoWriMo (National—which includes International—Writing Poetry Month). You can follow the prompts or write as your muse otherwise considers appropriate. The prompt posts are informative and revealing. Resources and samplings are often linked in the post. And the prompts. . . . are sure to ripple your thought process about poetry as well as widen your wow Here: NaPoWriMO.

One-Line Haiku/Haiga:

she offers tea upon a starlit night these waves of amber

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004-Apr-2015 NaPoWriMo Poems Day 10

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Visual Poetry—Letters and Pattern Structure

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NaPoWriMo 2015

Day 10: write an abecedarian poem – a poem with a structure derived from the alphabet. 

Visual Poetry—Letters and Pattern Structure (Tanka)

Several Versions

translated poetry
in readable languages
yet still unwritten 

some more readable 
others not so much

**

April is NaPoWriMo (National—which includes International—Writing Poetry Month). You can follow the prompts or write as your muse otherwise considers appropriate. The prompt posts are informative and revealing. Resources and samplings are often linked in the post. And the prompts. . . . are sure to ripple your thought process about poetry as well as widen your wow Here: NaPoWriMO.

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003-Apr-2015 NaPoWriMo Poems Day 8 and Day 9

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The Meditation
of Haiku and Related Forms
Poetry

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NaPoWriMo 2015

Day 8: Palinode. . . or retracting an earlier poetic statement. i.e. changing my mind. possibly in an ode form?? or not? and. backtracking. . . .

Haibun:

Walking Backward into the Face of Hard Words

retracing my steps. to a choice never taken. a do-over path. I wish. to never. be. on. again. with the sleep of night. a distance gathering around the edges. a shattered glass vase. I scuff out the marks. and remarks. of spoken. and unspoken words.

etched. into the petals. of memory. an exact replica. of words I retract. and double back. on. into another day. or the day before. once again. and double up. or double down. on. these words—retraction.

this whirling sound 
regathering the words 
I’ve spoken

**

Day 9: visual poetry

The Meditation of Haiku and Related Forms Poetry (the above image)

unsettled mind
reaching toward infinity
I sit

**

April is NaPoWriMo (National—which includes International—Writing Poetry Month). You can follow the prompts or write as your muse otherwise considers appropriate. The prompt posts are informative and revealing. Resources and samplings are often linked in the post. And the prompts. . . . are sure to ripple your thought process about poetry as well as widen your wow Here: NaPoWriMO.

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002-Apr-2015 NaPoWriMo Poem Day 3 through Day 7. and the Frameless Sky Call

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About Money 2015
And Still. . . .

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NaPoWriMo 2015

Day 3:  Write a fourteener (Haiku Alternative)

fourteener
beneath a golden moon
her first spring kiss

**

Day 4: write a “loveless” love poem. Don’t use the word love. or cliches. 

Cadence

she steps 
to a window

he steps 
to the door

waiting 
for a word 
to enter

listening
for a silent 
day 
or two

trying
once more

he to a window 
she to the door

cross swinging 

a backyard fence 

lapsing 
into 
silence

I remember 
these days 
of dance

you to a window 
and I to the door

**

Day 5: (Haiku Alternative)

4-5-2015 #1

just one wild iris 
along the path this morning 
I think of mother

*

4-5-2015 #2

shiny shoe children 
in all these pastel colors 
the first spring parade

*

4-5-2015 #3

springtime robin 
across the grass each morning 
this bouncing approach

**

Day 6: write in the form of an aubade or morning poem—about dawn and daybreak

Into this Moment

light
leaking into the room
around untethered edges 
bedroom blinds

into the silence
of Monday 
I wake

into the silence
of sunlight
I breathe

into the season
of spring dawn
I pause

today

**

Day 7: write about money

And Still. . . .

passing paper.
bits of metal.
plastic.
and now the digital
invisibility  
of process. 

the coin 
of our technological 
era.

and yet still.
a hunting.
and gathering.
realm

we place. 
our trust.
in € £ ¥ $. . . .

**

April is NaPoWriMo (National—which includes International—Poetry Month). You can follow the prompts or write as your muse otherwise considers appropriate. The prompt posts are informative and revealing. Resources and samplings are often linked in the post. And the prompts. . . . are sure to ripple your thought process about poetry as well as widen your wow Here: NaPoWriMO.

The call for current Frameless Sky submissions (Haiku and/or Tanka) remains open until April 15, 2015. Writings are selected to go with or on the artwork (36 Photographs which I created specifically for this issue).

have fun. aloha. rick.

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001-Apr-2015 NaPoWriMo Poem Days 1 and 2 Negation and Star Poetry

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The Other Side of Now

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NaPoWriMo 2015

Day 1: a poem of negation

The Other Side of Now

and now
for something not
and possibly un
as well as de—
as simple as never
as devious as non
none, null, absent,
negative and no.
missing and minus
down the rabbit hole
an empty void
and less
a negation poem
into the red
and black hole
I tumble

**

Day 2: a poem about the stars

(Time Frame)

ten thousand stars
so much closer
in the ocean night
a life time ago

**

April is NaPoWriMo (National—which includes International—Poetry Month). You can follow the prompts or write as your muse otherwise considers appropriate. The prompt posts are informative and revealing. Resources and samplings are often linked in the post and the prompts. . . . are sure to ripple your thought process about poetry as well as widen your wow Here: (click) NaPoWriMO.

The call for current Frameless Sky submissions (Haiku and/or Tanka) remains open until April 15, 2015. Writings are selected to go with or on the artwork (36 Photographs which I created specifically for this issue).

have fun. aloha. rick.

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Being Cat and Frameless Sky Submission Call

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waiting patiently
how can I possibly paint
the cat at the door

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Chrissi Villa’s collaborative Frameless Sky video project is now open for submissions—particularly in the area of (original) haiku and tanka although there is a place for an image submission as well. You are invited to look over the Submission page and other areas. One of the features in this issue will be 36 photographs (click the Artwork tab in the top navigation bar) that I have created specifically for Frameless Sky. Click any image to see the full image and from there you can move forward or backward through the images. Each image is identified only by number. You can write for any image or all of them. Take a look at the information, keep the deadline in mind and have fun.

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NaHaiWriMo Part 2. Feb. 8 to 28 2015

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Prompts and My Responses:

8- NATIVE – 2-8-2015 A week of adjectives.

rhapsody
these native rainbow colors
that drip into spring

**

9- NUCLEAR – 2-9-2015

the thick sound
of pond peepers gone nuclear
my twisted night

**

10- NOVEL – 2-10-2015 (as an adjective not a noun)

novel spring
these frozen red maple leaves
in tart berry jam

**

11- NORTHWEST

mapping the sunset
near the northwest cornerstone
I place an X

**

12- NUMERIC

the numeric value
of St. Valentine’s Day
his hand in hers

**

13- NEWFANGLED

exercise
this newfangled fitbit blinking
with each pot I scrub

**

14- NEUTER

winter clouds
the light on my paintbrush
this neuter sky

**

15- NEST (A week of nouns)

fallen nest
after the windstorm
eggs over easy

**

16-  NICKEL

nickel plated sky
I learn to paint midday
winter sunlight

**

17- NOSEBLEED

grandmother’s spaghettini
we stop horsing around at dinner
nosebleed

**

18- NEON

all the new neon acrylic colors
I become a night painter

**

19- NUANCE

nuance
the space between blue sky
and the universe

**

20- NOTEBOOK

notebook pages
the snow between fence posts
a new entry

**

21- NEWLYWED

newlywed
all these solar panels
and the new roof

**

22- NUDGE  This starts the week of verbs.

a little nudge
with each powder snow step
the sunrise

**

23- NAME or NICKNAME

the sound of a chickadee
each time in the spoken name
winter

**

24- NAG

this constant nag nag
over the black black cat
the Japanese white eye

**

25- NAVIGATE

this morning
to navigate the cold star field
green tea and ginger

**

26- NARROW

my narrow walk
the width of a snow shovel
to the mailbox today

**

27- NOMINATE

no-snow day
again this year I nominate
the end of February

**

28- NEGLECT

I neglect the fire
tempting spring to arrive
early

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