Write an Instruction Poem

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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!

2013 April PAD Challenge: Day 8 | Write a Poem a Day Until May | WritersDigest.com.

Instruction

From interior

chaos, as

unobtrusively

ordered as

families of

suns swirling

gradually

toward the dark

centers of their

common demise,

or elementary

particles somehow

achieving mass

within each

strand of DNA,

we will structure,

like a mirroring

glass tower,

erected from

an image

in an architect’s

mind.

Write a “Post” Poem for Robert Brewer’s Blog

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 

The sign

on the

construction company’s

temporary fence

said “Post no bills.”

I could read

all the words

as I skipped past

and I read it

over and over,

so seemingly

simple, yet holding

so little sense.

My parents

muttered something

about advertisements,

but what did

Brill Cream or Babbo

have to do with

posts or bills?

They must have,

I thought,

misunderstood me

again, and I mulled

what adult secrets could

be hidden so out there

in the open, among

little words.

Write a “Bright” or “Dark” Poem for Robert Brewer’s Blog

This is Two-fer Tuesday on Robert Brewer’s blog.  Today’s assignment is to write a poem suggested by the word bright, the word dark, or both.

2013 April PAD Challenge: Day 2 | Write a Poem a Day Until May | WritersDigest.com.

Here’s mine:

Bright

Blinding

emergence

from pulsing

red heat

beating darkness

unconscious

junction unaware

of unseen realities

of separation

promising brightness

at the end of

a pressing tunnel

blinking screaming

at bloody murder

of beginning

and all blinding

divisions gradually

emerging

from icy light.

Don’t Miss Arthur A. Levine’s Revived Blog

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.

My Agent Research Continues

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.

Advice on Online Presence and More from Agent Jennifer Laughran

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?.

QueryTracker Blog: Publishing Pulse for Friday, November 2, 2012

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.

2012 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 1 | Matches Poem | WritersDigest.com

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

  • We’re a match,
    the two of us,
    you with your
    temper and me
    too tempered
    you with your
    careful pacing
    and me
    with my wild
    last minute
    dashes.
    We’re a match
    of seeming
    opposites, seamed
    so closely together
    that sometimes
    there is no space
    between us
    like sky
    and sea at
    sunset on the
    Pacific.

    copyright Linda Armstrong, November 3, 2012. All rights reserved.

 

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.

Magic Beans

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.

Magic Beans.