I will be a participant in April's National Poetry Month through the website "NaPoWriMo". Click on NaPo and find a TON of poetry websites that are participating!
I will be utilizing Kelli Russell Agodon's "Book of Kells" (blog) writing prompts to help me successfully write 30 poems in 30 days! (If you click on the b&w "button" on my sidebar, you will also be transported to the writing prompts.
April 1st Writing Prompt: Grab a book. Go to page 29. Write down 10 words that catch your eye. Use 7 of the words in a poem. For "extra credit" have 4 of them appear at the end of a line.
I grabbed an old book entitled Jack London's Stories for Boys, published in 1936. The particular story I pulled from is entitled "Love of Life".
Page 29 Words: soul, bound, memories, saturating, miserable, unfamiliarity, deliberately
excitement, emptying, and vague.
High School Graduate
Excitement looms, future unsure;
saturated with hopeful
Disappointment and crippling doubt
deliberatley cast aside;
boundless zeal a young soul's guide.
Toward the horizon he races,
in pursuit of an exciting dream;
life's memories in the making.