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National Poetry Month doin’s

I have been SO BUSY doing  poetic things this month, I have forgotten to let you guys know what *I* am doing

  1. Going to a poetry slam later this week, not sure what I will read yet. (I’ll let you know how it goes)
  2. I have been posting a poetry prompt EVERY DAY over at Poetry Pasta (www.poetrypasta.wordpress.com)
  3. An unexpected call from a friend and poet, Ed 🙂  Got a book of his poetry from years ago. Gave him a copy of …details…
  4. Discovered a poet, Scott Thomas Outlar on Youtube 🙂
  5. Participating in the 30 for 30 contest (by Mike Maggio)
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National Poetry month poster

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This is the first year I have not ordered a National Poetry month in time for April, so I just did.  If it’s still available, it says it will take 4-6 weeks to get here.

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March 31, 2017 · 2:12 pm

National Poetry Month 2017

A CHALLENGE TO MYSELF:

Write 1 poem or haiku every day in April based on poetry prompts you guys send me 🙂

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Poetry Prompt #29

Today’s prompt is to write a poem and to include the words “be kind” in your poem.

These are Kurt Vonnegut’s words, from his 1965 novel, God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, or Pearls Before Swine

I used this song as the dance with my Dad at my wedding 🙂

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Poetry Prompt #25

Poetry Prompt: Write a poem about your first kiss

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Poetry Prompt #24

It really is snowing this morning! 😛

Poetry Prompt: Go through an older poetry notebook and REVISE a past poem that you think needs a change

I’ve done this one A LOT 🙂

FOR ALL my readers, writers, lurkers I have a question:  do you think the poetry prompts I post are too general?  I got ONE COMMENT that they were.  Is there anything you would like to see on Words of TheVal2000?

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poems from poetry prompts

(I want to be this good!)

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Roller skating poetry prompt #21

Ungraceful

by Valeri Beers

I want

the

music

speed.

To dance

on

wheels
Look at me

I want

to skate

with

my girl

I don’t want

to be

a
wallflower.

I

rolled rather

ungracefully
from

here to there.

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Earth poetry prompt #22 (rough draft)

I
don’t like
your cousin,
Mother Nature.

She made
it snow
too much.
It’s
STILL cold
out.

Can
Summer
come out
&
play?

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car race poetry prompt #18

It
was ugly
but
it
won.

Start to finish
it dominated.

It
was all
him.
Last minute
adjustments.

Judges
watching
talking
debating

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Poetry Prompt #23

Poetry Prompt: Write a poem about a dream you’ve had

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Here’s a rough draft of a dream poem I  wrote:

 Sedated

by Valeri Beers

weird dreams

spinning & kissing

moonlight

&

mother-in-law’s

lawn

hood of car

hugging you

close

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Poetry Prompt #22

It’s Earth Day 🙂

Poetry Prompt: Write a poem about the Earth as if it were a real person in your life 🙂  And not necessarily your “Mother”  😉

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Poetry Prompt

This is the year I learn to skate!

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My girl is a much better skater than me 😉

Poetry Prompt: Write a poem about rollerskating

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