This is my Day 8 poem for Robert Brewer’s PAD April challenge. It is about instruction. Read the other contributions on his site and add your own. It’s an inspiring group! By ESA/Hubble & NASA ( http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/potw1108a/) [Public domain or CC-BY-3.0 ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
2013 April PAD Challenge: Day 8 | Write a Poem a Day Until May | WritersDigest.com.
toward the dark
centers of their
strand of DNA,
we will structure,
like a mirroring
in an architect’s
Here’s my contribution for Day 6 of the Poem a Day Challenge. It draws from a strange childhood fascination–a small poster on a fence which I could read, but which seemed to make no sense at all. That fascination was, actually, an early manifestation of my interest in poetry–the multiple implications of words and the meanings that lurk among them.
2013 April PAD Challenge: Day 6 | Write a Poem a Day Until May | WritersDigest.com.
Post No Bills
said “Post no bills.”
I could read
all the words
as I skipped past
and I read it
over and over,
simple, yet holding
so little sense.
but what did
Brill Cream or Babbo
have to do with
posts or bills?
They must have,
again, and I mulled
what adult secrets could
be hidden so out there
in the open, among
This is Two-fer Tuesday on Robert Brewer’s blog. Today’s assignment is to write a poem suggested by the word
, the word bright , or both. dark
2013 April PAD Challenge: Day 2 | Write a Poem a Day Until May | WritersDigest.com.
of unseen realities
at the end of
a pressing tunnel
at bloody murder
and all blinding
from icy light.
This morning on Twitter I discovered that Arthur A. Levine’s blog is back. Today’s entry is about a newspaper he started while he was still in high school.
The Alternative | Arthur A. Levine’s Blog.
From Fizzygrrl (couldn’t find her name), here’s a terrific post about some literary agents to follow. (Also check out Part One).
My Twitterville Agents-to-Follow Cheat-Sheet PART 2!!! – Fizzygrrl.
Here’s another great literary agent blog. The latest post is about managing your image online. Good to think about.
Jennifer Represents…: Who Am I, Anyway?.
Here’s some more information and inspiration from the Query Tracker Blog. This helpful issue links to several useful articles, including one about NaNoWriMo.
QueryTracker Blog: Publishing Pulse for Friday, November 2, 2012.
Here’s my first poem for this month’s challenge. Poets, add your own on the blog. At the end of the month, you will have a chapbook. See the blog for submission details and to read the work of other participants.
2012 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 1 | Matches Poem | WritersDigest.com
OH! Mr. Brewer is having his Poem a Day November chapbook challenge after all! I thought he had moved it to April. Poets, take heed, do not feel left out of the NaNoWriMo fun. Zip over to the poetry blog at the Writers Digest site and check out the fantastic daily idea. You can catch up on the previous ones, too. It’s not too late. At the end of the month, you will have a chapbook, which you can submit. See you there.
2012 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 1 | Matches Poem | WritersDigest.com.
It’s day one of NaNoWriMo, PiBoIMo, and Art Every Day. To celebrate, before I sign off to write on my Alphasmart, here’s a great creativity site from the UK.
Good luck everybody on your 1700 words, picture book idea, or artwork for the day.