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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Day Ten…borrow

The NaPoWriMo prompt for today is to borrow the first line of someone else’s poem as a place to begin your own. The first line is from “Ars Poetica #2: Christening” by Elizabeth Alexander (American Sublime, Graywolf Press, 2005).
found poem by j.i. kleinberg ~ borrow
found poem © j.i. kleinberg

NaPoWriMo 9 ~ Juanita proposes…

Today’s prompt is to write a persona poem.
found poem by j.i. kleinberg ~ persona poem
found poem by j.i. kleinberg

Looking for more prompted poems to celebrate National Poetry Month? Check out the magnificently disparate voices of Vince Gotera and Catherine Pritchard Childress on Vince’s blog, The Man with the Blue Guitar.

Day Eight…



Opening Day…

the light…the world…

Winter elbows its way into April, a fresh dusting of snow on the hilltops. Everywhere else, rain. But the planet knows its job and the northern days begin, almost imperceptibly, to lengthen. At 8:45 in the evening, there’s a sapphire suggestion of light in the northwest. At 5:30 in the morning, it’s no longer entirely night. When I step out to pick up the newspaper, the sky is thick with clouds. It’s still too dark to see much of anything, but the air is filled with the whining squeals of gulls. They’re everywhere, close. Calling in the morning, invisible.
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Today’s poetry prompt is to write a blues poem. It’s not an ideal form for found poetry, but here’s a little riff.

found poem by j.i. kleinberg
found poem by j.i. kleinberg
more: wordages tab, above

found (wedding) poem…

day two…

launching April…

A card by j.i. kleinbergAnticipate. Accelerate. Alight. Ascend. Attune. Await. April.
Foolish to write seriously on this day of antics, but it’s National Poetry Month and the first day of National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo), in which people make a commitment to write a poem a day, and morning finds me contemplating the possibility. Art. Avid. Artichoke. Azimuth. Amour.

Though it’s not necessary to use the day’s prompt, Day One is seize the day.

found poem by j.i. kleinberg ~ seize the day
found poem © j.i. kleinberg
plenty more at wordages