This is the year I learn to skate!
My girl is a much better skater than me 😉
Poetry Prompt: Write a poem about rollerskating
(If you watch FRIENDS, I am married to Chandler 😉 )
Subject to Change
by Valeri Beers
(for Nit Noi)
black and white.
Subject to Change is in my book …details…, which is available on Amazon 🙂
Poetry prompt: Write a poem about a friend of yours
The phone number is (646) 716-7362
April 2015 Worldwide Open Poetry Reading
Sunday, April 19, 2015 ~ 2:00 pm (pacific)
Join Poetry Super Highway’s monthly online open poetry reading. Tune in to listen to poets from all over the world read their poetry. Better yet, plan on calling in to read a poem live on the air. No content or style restrictions. Use it as an opportunity to promote your new poetry book or project and let us know what’s happening in your local poetry world! It’s a couple of days after National Haiku Day so plan on reading a haiku or 2!
Poetry Prompt: Write a haiku about ANY subject
I think haikus are the easiest poems to write. I talked one of the Juniors in Violet’s Girl Scout troop about haikus. I told her all you have to think about is what you’re going to write about, then it’s just 5-7-5. They’re very short and the reader gets the picture of what you are trying to show them. I like haikus because they only “scratch the surface”. If you’re like me, I can get lost in long poems that tell you about this and this and this. I’ve written haikus about all the seasons, the weather, hamsters, memories, Sherlock Holmes, celebrities, my birthday, etc etc.
here’s my haiku about our second hamster:
Hamster Haiku #2
By Valeri Beers
Not a replacement
your own personality
a little skittish
My favorite girl is racing today 🙂
Poetry Prompt: Write a poem about a car race
One of the first poems I wrote was about going to a Motley Crue concert back in 1990. It was accepted by my high school lit mag. Very abstract as you can read 😉
Highway Poison speeding along on the road. Black & shiny, 1 million miles an hour. Destination forbidden. 2 tons of metal in your face. Cops on the tail, orange triangles followin’ us. A fast road to Nowhere. Hot & crowded being dragged under in a wave (now I know better!) Explosions on a moon as I sneak in the back door & a red & black dream makes you smile.
Poetry Prompt: Write a water poem
Poetry Prompt: Write an “out or through my window” piece. Describe what is really there or imagine another window, like a school bus, your bedroom window as a child, or a window view on a trip.
(prompt courtesy of The Poetry Superhighway poetrysuperhighway.com)
Here’s an “out the window” poem I did:
by Valeri Beers
dripping & growing.
Poetry Prompt: Write a poem or haiku about a color
cold out. (5)
Poetry Prompt: Write a poem about your favorite food