Monthly Archives: April 2019

Minimal List Cat Poems.


Day 30 and Final GloPoWriMo 2019 Prompt: I’d like you to try your hand at a minimalist poem. What’s that? Well, a poem that is quite short, and that doesn’t really try to tell a story, but to quickly and … Continue reading

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Serious Seasonal Meditation


GloPoWriMo Day 29 Today, I’d like to challenge you to blend these concepts into your own work, by producing a poem that meditates, from a position of tranquillity, on an emotion you have felt powerfully. How sad, indeed, that when … Continue reading

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May 2019 Parliamentary Elections in South Africa


Cast vote not to win, but cut or diminish Overseer party power: Mouse may be worth more than rat at finish! Ideas to grin at in this hour Will crackle as factories once more flower. © April 2019 Colonialist

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Met a Poem About Poems


Day 28 GloPoWriMo 2019 . . . the concept of meta-poems – which are poems about poems! And now for our daily prompt. As you may have guessed, today I’d like to challenge you to try your hand at a … Continue reading

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An Icy Reception; Warm Hospitality.


Today was the dual birthday party (slightly in advance) for both younger grandkids. They and their mother chose selected friends as guests, and the Ice Rink as the venue. This went down well, indeed, although most of the kids also … Continue reading

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Sonnet or Moonnet.


For the 27th day of Na/GloPoWriMo, I’d like to challenge you to “remix” a Shakespearean sonnet. Shakespeare Sonnet XII When I do count the clock that tells the time, And see the brave day sunk in hideous night; When I … Continue reading

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Bawl, Ball, & Not Quite Able


Day 26 GloPoWriMo 2019 Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that uses repetition. You can repeat a word, or phrase. You can even repeat an image, perhaps slightly changing or enlarging it from stanza to stanza, … Continue reading

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