Hello, everyone, and welcome to the 27th day of NaPoWriMo!
Our poetry-related link today is to the Lit Pub, which publishes book “recommendations,” rather than book “reviews.” They feature poetry books fairly regularly, and they also publish books, including books of prose poems and lyric essays.
Our participant’s link for the day is grapeling, where all of the poems are joined by one quality — similes and metaphors that really sing.
And now the (optional) prompt! Today, I challenge you to use the wondrous powers of the Internet to help you write, and I have a particular method in mind. Think of a common proverb or phrase — something like “All that glitters is not gold,” or “If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.” Then plug the first three words of the phrase into a search engine. Skim through the first few pages of results, collecting (rather like a poetic magpie) words and phrases that interest you. Then use those words and phrases as the inspirations (and some of the source material) for a new poem. Happy writing!