NaPoWriMo / PAD Days 11 & 12

Day 11 prompt was to write a seasonal poem:


They swore it wouldn’t,

but it rains so often

here in Spain

that I am drenched in home

and wistful for escape




Day 12 was to write about damage:


The sun scratches the sky each evening

spreading her juices everywhere

tinting the clouds

infecting the carefully arranged hue.

Yet he still spends each day

preparing and worshipping her exit.




I love these prompts and often use them as a warmup exercise for something that I write later that I really love.

How are the rest of you doing? I know so many poets and bloggers are spending these days scribbling away. Happy writing troops!

NaPoWriMo & PAD 2015

I’m late to the April Poem A Day party this year. To those of you already ten days in congratulations and I hope you’re enjoying the journey.

I’ve been popping into the sites and gathering up all the prompts so when I finally get properly going I’ll be like a rabbit let out of the cage.

For those of you wanting to jump on the bandwagon too you should check out:


where I found today’s prompt which is: “Take the phrase “How (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem.”

So that’s what I’m working on. What are you working on?