I'LL WRITE THE APPIES
over the hot stove of fiction
slow-roasted the plot
peeled and cooked the characters
tossed point-of-view and dialogue
whisked lumps out of theme and motivation
and at last presented my creation
garnished to be page-turning
I prefer to work
on the poetry course
try to make each hors d’oeuvres
a playful experiment
every bite-sized creation
so surprising and intriguing
the reader won't stop at one.
Then I get to leave the kitchen early
because I’m done.
© 2011 by Violet Nesdoly
Some suggestions on where to go:
- Poetic Asides has a new prompt for each day in April.
- So does NaPoWriMo.
- and The Music In It (Adele Kenny's blog).
To read and perhaps recite:
- Your Daily Poem has just that—a daily poem. This is poetry that is accessible and fun. Subscribe to get the daily poem delivered by email every morning.
- NPR's The Writers Almanac also delivers daily poetic fare, along with writerly almanac facts.
- Kingdom Poets (a blog by D. S.Martin) - Christian poets brought to us by D. S. Martin.
- Rainforest Soul - poems by B.C. poet Charles Van Gorkom
- Another Porch - poems by Ontario poet Janet Martin.
If you enjoy children's poetry try:
- Gotta Book, a blog by kids' poet Greg Pincus. Greg is posting a new poem by well-known children's poets every day of April
- If you like your poetry with calories, Jama's Alphabet Soup features a new poem by well-known children's poets every weekday, along with a recipe from the poet. (My Easter feast benefitted from one of these recipes!).