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poem-a-day, november 1

November 1, 2011

november 1
write a procrastination poem / write a proactive poem


to be continued …

(no bells and whistles in the formatting of these posts. i have never written a long poem but decided i may try to this month. try to use each prompt to take the next section of the poem in a new direction but somehow continue it. as we well know, plans at this stage are often fool-hardy, though.)

  1. November 1, 2011 9:38 pm

    I never write long poems – I like your idea of using the prompts to take you in a new direction each day. And what a great start! I am not making any November promises – between the end of the quarter, parent/teacher conferences, a trip to present at a writing conference in Ohio, and Thanksgiving, I will be lucky if I am upright at the end of the month. I will be following with interest.

    • November 7, 2011 11:06 am

      that sounds like a crazy schedule!! my november gets a little crazy when i get back from vacation, but i am going to do what i can. we’ll see.

  2. November 1, 2011 11:12 pm

    I’m all agog!

  3. November 2, 2011 10:00 am

    The long poem sounds like a good idea, though if you’re getting the prompts from Poetic Asides, sometimes they’re a bit inflexible. I say go where the words carry you; and given this powerful beginning (especially how you can treat such a raw subject with so much dexterity), I will be checking back frequently to see. πŸ™‚

    • November 7, 2011 11:02 am

      hi, joseph! great to “see” you. oh, i think one prompt is just as flexible as the next, but don’t worry, i am not afraid to go off on my own if i get painted into a corner. πŸ™‚

  4. November 3, 2011 11:20 pm

    Having babies will certainly eventually take you to your bed, unless you are also working on a farm and plan to die when you are 47 or so. It feels good to read honest poems about the lives of women.

    • November 7, 2011 11:00 am

      hi, christine! thanks for reading. πŸ™‚ and i am intrigued by “honest poems about the lives of women.” i don’t know very many women who would select me as a representative voice. πŸ™‚

  5. November 7, 2011 8:00 am

    Carolee, do you know if there’s an online presence for those who write a poem-a-day during Nanowrimo?

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