Sunday, April 5, 2015

National Poetry Writing Month Day Five - Sunset

Stumped again. I thought that I'd write a short poem for today.

Sunset

The sun sets tonight
Closing its eyes as I await
Its return tomorrow

- LWV

Saturday, April 4, 2015

National Poetry Writing Month, Day Four - Still Waters

Thought that I'd write a Haiku today.

Still Waters

Such serenity
Still waters rolling along
As I just stand by

- LWV

Friday, April 3, 2015

National Poetry Writing Month Day 3 - Can't Dance Blues

I found another prompt for day 3 of National Poetry Writing month for Wild Violet Literary Magazine, and the prompt was to write a blues poem. I decided to go with this prompt because it seemed like it would be a lot of fun. So early into this challenge, I had forgotten that this month was supposed to be fun, and I was supposed to enjoy writing. This was definitely a fun challenge. I hope that I captured it in this poem. :-)

Can't Dance Blues

I'm known as Two Left Feet Lita
Cause I cannot dance worth a darn
I'm known as Two Left Feet Lita
Cause I cannot dance worth a darn
Cause when I get on that dance floor
I tend to cause a lot of harm

I move the wrong way in a line dance
When to the side I glide
I move the wrong way in a line dance
When to the side I glide
Others shake their heads and say
How could she mess up the Cha-Cha Slide?

 When I get out there on the dance floor
It's sure not a pretty sight
When I get out there on the dance floor
It's sure not a pretty sight
I cannot even do the "Two-Step" right

I'm gonna get my heels and my jacket
Far away from this dance floor I will go
I'm gonna get my heels and my jacket
Far away from this dance floor I will go
I'll just do my own dance at home
The pics on my walls cannot judge me you know

- LWV



Thursday, April 2, 2015

National Poetry Writing Month Day 2 - April

I'm stumped today. I had an idea for today's prompt, was unable to finish, or compose the poem in a way that would leave me feeling confident in it. So I decide to write a Haiku about the month of April, and how it usually looks in my area.

April

After spring comes in
She arrives with warmth followed
Offering all flowers

-LWV

Friday, October 24, 2014

OctPoWriMo Day Twenty-Four - Moving, Sewing, Writing Stories

Today's prompt for OctPoWriMo was to pull inspiration from the shows, "So You Think You Can Dance," "Project Runway" and/or "Ink Master." "Project Runway" was a guilty pleasure of mine years ago. I enjoyed seeing what the designers would put together during each weekly challenge. Which is why I enjoy NaPoWriMo and OctPoWriMo, because it's fun to see what people come up with with each prompt, I feel the way about LinkedIn's Poetry Challenge.

Today, I thought that I'd touch on "So You Think You Can Dance," "Project Runway," and "OctPoWriMo" and put it all in one poem, talking about how each different activity can tell a story.

Moving, Sewing, Writing Stories

He dances
So fluidly
Free of all inhibitions
He's just...free
Moving, gliding and grooving
Around the dance floor
Telling his story
Through dance

She sews
A vision of her design in mind
She sketches it out first
To see how it may look
To the eye
Assembled as she cuts fabric
In pieces
And putting them together
Creating shapes in a pattern
Of a gown
Tell her story
Through design

I write
Words dance around my mind
Hours are spent pondering
How to bring them together
What message I want to convey
What mental picture I want to create
Often told in rhyme
Words on a page
Telling my story
Through poetry

- LWV

Saturday, October 18, 2014

October Poetry Writing Month Day Eighteen - Colorful Leaves

I'm just coming home from a long day out, so I thought I'd write a Haiku so I don't go a day without writing a poem.

Colorful Leaves

Colorful leaves fall
Landing on the gray walkways
Decorating them

- LWV

Friday, October 17, 2014

OctPoWriMo Day Seventeen - A Summer Day

Today's prompt for October Poetry Writing Month was to play or arrange words using a Word Generator or with Magnetic Poetry. I decided to try using Magnetic Poetry since I spent years avoiding it. I was able to come up with something during my lunch hour. I hope you enjoy it. :-)

-LWV