Monthly Archives: April 2018

Synchronicity Squared


My final contribution on DAY 30  is based on a prompt suggesting “a poem that engages with a strange and fascinating fact. It could be an odd piece of history, an unusual bit of art trivia, or something just plain weird.” I think … Continue reading

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Sticky Plath-tour for Cuts


Here, I am using Wordle 349 to meet the challenge of GloPoWriMo Day 29 where I have chosen ‘Ariel’ as the Sylvia Plath poem on which to base my scheme. I have also taken ‘Dirge for a Joker’ to inform … Continue reading

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Missing Post Card


Day 28  … our prompt (optional, as always). Following the suggestion of our craft resource, we challenge you today to draft a prose poem in the form/style of a postcard. (Well, OK, but that doesn’t seem to offer much scope … Continue reading

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Ta-ta Hide’ngoseek; Hi there Hip-Hop!


      © April 2018 Colonialist

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Tarot Sets In


The Magician should be the chosen card Of writers, who are trying hard To conjure with all their written words, (Like from a hat extracting birds) Enthralling entertainment for their readers; And even more so in a fantasy, Wherein by … Continue reading

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Sea Hear Now …


Day 26  ‘…  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 and hear.’ … Continue reading

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Make A-ware to B-ware!


Day 25  Today, we challenge you to write a poem that takes the form of a warning label . . . for yourself!  Do not feed doughnuts or ‘do-nots’, For both as a challenge are seen; Do not disturb writing … Continue reading

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