Category Archives: PAD (Poem a Day)

PAD 3-8: Fall Rondelet and Others

Tricia at The Miss Rumphius Effect suggested writing a Rondelet for the Poetry Stretch. It took me all week but I accomplished it: When the rains come tree branches bend, oak leaves twirl down. When the rains come rubber boots … Continue reading

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Poem a Day(PAD 1): More Zeno

It’s November. Are you participating in NaNOWriMo? Actually I am not however, in the past I have tried participating in “Poem A Day.” Looking at past Novembers, I haven’t been the most consistent in writing. It’s good to have a … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo Day20: Easter Bunny

Easter Bunny Grandma, why do you have a basket in hand? Grandma, where’s the Easter Bunny? Grandma, I am telling mom. Mom, is the Easter Bunny real? Tell me! Grandma, how did the Easter Bunny disappear into thin air? Mom, … Continue reading

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Poem a Day Challenge: Day 12

While I have not posted my daily work, I have twelve haiku written for the month. I recently read Ten Ways to Improve Your Haiku by Michael Dylan Welch and found it quite helpful. Having been raised on the 5-7-5 … Continue reading

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Poem a Day

I am following the prompts and one was about the full moon. I love how the moon had many different names: pink moon, beaver moon, blue moon, and it goes on. Here’s my attempt: sanguine moon Illumines clouds of witnesses … Continue reading

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Poem a Day November Challenge

My father always said November was a dark month. His father died this month. My mother contracted non-paralytic polio in November the year she was pregnant with my brother. November began early this year when I had a car accident … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Poem a Day (PAD) Recap

It’s been thirty days of writing a poem a day.  Many were little jot downs in my journal. Here’s my list: 11/01/11 Sunset haiku 11/02/11 traffic moves 11/03/11 Forking 11/04/11 A Ragged Envelope 11/05/11 Our First Prank 11/06/11 Bird Mystery … Continue reading

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Poems This Week From My Writing Journal

Sipping tea, writing time, and an interrupted robbery all appeared in my writing journal this week.  Here’s a few: For Haiku Heights: urn we sit in silence sip tea from the samovar* weekly ritual *a samovar is an urn for … Continue reading

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Poem A Day: Some of the Poems I Have Written This Week

From my notebook: In candletime light makes its way to darkness In candletime the soul settles reflects the glow from candles of hope and miracles ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Dawn breaks quiet ice webs on windshields sparkle we kick leaves shuffle, scuffle as our … Continue reading

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Poetry Stretch: Ideogram

An ideogram looks at letters or numbers and tries to see what is in the shape.  What do you see when you look at the letters? J hang onto the rope which swings over the lake O the shape of ripples … Continue reading

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