Monday, August 25, 2014

Museum list poem

List poem found on museum wall simultaneous to Daniel posting prompt for listpoem. From Asian Art Museum show "Gorgeous"

My Mountain List

dragon flies 
raccoon with young’ un at drinking fountain

Juniper Trail 
no water campsite
drought ended spring
fly buzz louder than ears ringing
oak scent

Wind Rock Caves
names gone by
dates passed up
parched couple
guy asks me
“Come to carve your name?”

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

the rains come

i will
come back
to myself


after years
of grieving

    green sap rising
    granite butte

i need a river or pond
to see myself
says the cloud
so finally

she opens

to make mirror

the rains come

Monday, August 18, 2014

IMUNURI Prompt: List Poem

Write a list poem.
Art by Lauren Ari

List or catalog poem are simply that: poems formatted as a list. The form is quite open-ended and could be a numbered sequence, an ordering of events, an arbitrary string of images, or a series of parallel or un-parallel entries.


"Jubilate Agno, Fragment B, [For I will consider my Cat Jeoffry]" by Christopher Smart, 1722 - 1771
"How Do I Love Thee (Sonnet 43" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, 1806 - 1861

"Howl" by Allen Ginsberg, 1926–1997

"Yes" by Denise Duhame b.1971

As well as "The Twelve Days of Christmas," "Dr. Seuss's ABC's," and the intro verse to "Blue Suede Shoes."

One for the money,
Two for the show.
Three to get ready,
then go, cat, go!

Keywords: your handle, poem, listpoem

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Random Time Travel - from object to slogans to titles

snapped shut oxygen deprived
snapped open/ flint struck flame tall
zippoed either way

close shave that crow stunt
stolen covers
left little boy open to bad dreams
at watch for jumpers 
his brain leaps to 
more graven falls
out drummed below

 film crew skeletons atop double decker bus
celluloid carnivores
crank cameras out of time
no better than chained bear walkers
tight roping

bicycle passenger locked in app
high leather laced boots
red and yellow
stickers on
master locked
messenger bag
“Leave the clothes off animals”!
“This aint the Summer of Love!”
big wheels
pedaling smelling salts

Future Poem Titles

zippoed either way
out drummed below
tight roping
pedaling smelling salts

Monday, August 4, 2014

IMUNURI Prompt: Time Travel in Photos

Time Machine: ON

Step inside. Your travels begin now. Look out the window at the various strange goings-on in years gone by.

When an image sparks words, jot them. Jot more. Arrange, add, edit and rework.

Write a poem in the next two weeks inspired by a photo in this stream, or find another old photos archive such as the Library of Congress's.

When you post your poem, poet the image or a link to it as well so other time travelers can see where you've been.

Keywords: Label your post with your handle, the word "poem," and the phrase "time travel."

Happy timetrails!