Hello, all. We’re in the home stretch now — counting today, there’s just three days left in NaPoWriMo.
Our poetry-related link for the day is to Montevidayo, a multi-authored blog that host reviews, conversations, essays, and other evolving conversations on poetry, poetics, art, movies, and the general artistic-poetic condition.
Our featured participant’s site for the day is The Bloof Books blog, where many of the poets published by Bloof Books are posting their NaPoWriMo efforts. You’ll find poems by Shanna Compton, Peter Davis, Kirsten Kaschock, Becca Klaver, Pattie McCarthy, Danielle Pafunda, Catie Rosemurgy, Sandra Simonds, Jared White, and Elisabeth Workman.
And now, the prompt (as always, the prompt is optional). Today, I’d like you to pick a color. How many synonyms are there for your color (e.g., green, chartreuse, olive, veridian)? Is your color associated with a specific mood (e.g., red = passion, rage, blue = hope, truth). Look around the room, take a walk — note everything you see that is your chosen color. Then start writing, using the color as a guide.
If you’re having trouble getting started, here are a few examples of “color” poems — Federico Garcia Lorca’s Romance Sonambulo, e.e. cummings’ All in Green Went My Love Riding, and (a personal favorite) Diane Wakoski’s Blue Monday. Happy writing!