Category Archives: Poetry

#Aleppo

#Aleppo Pictures on Twitter of children smeared with blood and dust, being dragged from piles of rubble are as familiar in 2016 as the television images of Ethiopian children 30 years ago.   People said back then that sending food … Continue reading

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Today’s writing prompt from the Daily Post is ‘Brick.’ Genre: Fiction   Refugee It’s only a brick. It’s not even all that heavy. And the glass can be swept up, the broken window repaired, the scratches on the floorboards sanded and … Continue reading

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First Lines – a poem for National Poetry Writing Month

I’m dipping into National Poetry Writing Month again. After a quick browse through the prompts on the Lagan Press website I chose not today’s but that of Day 7: First Line – “Pick a poetry book off your shelf and … Continue reading

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A Poem to the Character of Death

I had more or less decided not to do NaPoWriMo (National Poetry Writing Month) this year because I have a bit too much going on at the moment but here I am. I came across this post from Lagan Press … Continue reading

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National Poetry Writing Month Poem #12 – Making Rhubarb Crumble

I’ve skipped #10 and #11 for now because I really liked the prompts for both of them but wasn’t getting to where I wanted with either poem. Hopefully I can come back to them with a fresh head in a … Continue reading

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National Poetry Writing Month Poem #9 – The Weavers

The optional prompt for Day 9 of NaPoWriMo was to write a visual poem or a calligram, where the words are arranged in a specific shape or image. I didn’t quite go in that direction but wrote a poem inspired … Continue reading

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National Poetry Writing Month Poem #8 – Glimmering

Poem Number 8 for NaPoWriMo. I’m not following the optional prompt today, I had to get this one out of my head and onto paper. Thanks for reading 🙂 Glimmering Tiny leaves of green or purple so young and new … Continue reading

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National Poetry Writing Month Poem #5 – Easter Haiku

The optional theme for Day 5 of NaPoWriMo is to choose an Emily Dickinson poem, take out the dashes and put it into a block of prose. Then put it back into poetry form, adding or subtracting words. I struggled with … Continue reading

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National Poetry Writing Month Poem #4 – Saving The Olive Tree

Day four of the NaPoWriMo challenge is to write either a love poem or a break-up poem without the clichés. See the National Poetry Writing Month Facebook page or www.napowrimo.com for more on this challenge. Saving the olive tree You took … Continue reading

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National Poetry Writing Month Poem #3 – Beyond Suspended Animation

After a minor blip yesterday I am now back on track with poem number 3 written and posted on Day 3. Today’s optional challenge is to write a fourteener, a poem with 14 syllables in each line. This is completely … Continue reading

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