Essenced Justice

National Poem Writing Month 2018 Finale: Today, write a poem that engages with a strange and fascinating fact. Original Poem: Gandho Bichaar (গন্ধ বিচার) by Sukumar Ray (1887-1923) The king took his seat; the conch the bells hit the crescendo Creating in the heart of the old minister fidgeting quake blow. Ask the king, “why there’s…… Continue reading Essenced Justice

Crossing the Water (Retold)

National Poem Writing Month 2018 Day#29: Today, write a poem based on the Plath Poetry Project’s calendar. Simply pick a poem from the calendar, and then write a poem that responds or engages with your chosen Plath poem in some way.     The blackness of this moment    this lake this boat     these two cut-paper…… Continue reading Crossing the Water (Retold)

Robe (Featured)

National Poem Writing Month 2018 Day#27: Today, following Lauren Hunter’s practice of relying on tarot cards to generate ideas for poems, we challenge you to pick a card (any card), and then to write a poem inspired either by the card or by the images or ideas that are associated with it. My selection is Number 9…… Continue reading Robe (Featured)

Hermit II: Dawn Eclipse

National Poem Writing Month 2018 Day#26: Today, taking our cue from today’s craft resource, we’d like to challenge you to write a poem that includes images that engage all five senses. Try to be as concrete and exact as possible with the “feel” of what the poem invites the reader to see, smell, touch, taste…… Continue reading Hermit II: Dawn Eclipse