At DVerse, yesterday’s Poetics prompt was about peer pressure. Although I wanted to write a longer and more personal piece, that’s not happening yet, and it might be too personal for this blog, anyway (“too personal for this blog??” Who knew there was such a thing?). Instead, here is a five-line poem I wrote last night, based on a Bible verse that was in my reading.
Conform not to the culture which surrounds: To find one’s way, transgressing o’er its bounds May be the better choice, to remain true To what a human ought to be and do. Integrity will furnish solid ground.
This week’s Cosmic Photo Challenge is “nature in black & white.” None of these was taken specifically for this challenge, which might be cheating, but I found recent photos of nature that I took and applied a black-and-white filter to them. I think B&W photos look pretty cool because the contrast(s) are heightened.
Despite my writing-obsessed, poetic disposition, I can’t think of any poems to write about these photos. Leave a comment if you have an idea! 😀
I looked through my photos from my first year of college, when I lived on campus and when I used to take photos of the flowers all the time, any time of the day. Looking back, I see that I had a lot of fun giving them creative titles, and also probably never deleted a single one!
Unfortunately, I’m having trouble uploading any more photos. There were 2 more that I wanted to share. Here is a little poem I just wrote:
Keep? Vanish The petals, The day and night, Memory is left — Looking at these, We can be Happy Still.
An old poem for Fandango’s Flashback Friday. I’ve started 4 poems (and a 6-sentence story 🙂 ) today with no conclusions. By the end of the night, I will finish at least one of those, because I am NOT breaking my 5- or 6-year poetry-writing streak! However, that is not right now!
“Epitaph: A Cherita” (written 5/1/2022)
Here lies unrealized poetic potential.
You will place yellow daffodils on the grave;
She previously thought them obnoxious, but lately…
She admired their unapologetic audacity:
These loud, happy, yellow blooms
Exuberant, speaking words she entombed.
For DVerse Poetics, Merrill gives us a list of names of types of roses and asks us to use one or more in our poem / title. I combined this with day 19’s challenge to begin a poem with a command. Here are the possible names of roses:
A Whiter Shade of Pale
Boule de Neige
Twice in a Blue Moon
(my one-liner today)
I also have a poem inspired by that line and DVerse Poetics’s prompt from yesterday: “The Light of Vika Muse.” They feature the beautiful and fantastical art of a Ukrainian artist, Vika Muse. Continue reading →
Today’s prompt from NaPoWriMo.net has to do with writing “a story about the body.” It feels too triggering to hang out in that space today, and the prompt is optional, anyway. 🙂 That’s why I am, instead, sharing my response to Sadje’s WDYS challenge #127. Like yesterday’s post, it has to do with flowers: