November is the month for poems to hatch
I hope to incubate a healthy batch
in fisher-talk, haul in a bumper catch
till there’s no room to store them in the hatch.
My problem is, these poems don’t hit me natch
I always seem to need a key or latch
I’ll count on Brewer’s prompts to be my match
igniting poems with pen or pencil scratch
© 2013 – V. Nesdoly
My usual habit for November is to take on a poem-a-day challenge. Today’s poem is the first one I wrote for last year’s November challenge at the Poetic Asides blog, when the prompt was: “Write a matches poem.”
So during November I’ll probably do a daily check of the poetry prompts at Poetic Asides (the Poem-A-Day Chapbook Challenge). If Robert Brewer’s prompts don’t do anything for me, I have a collection of weekly email prompts from Poets and Writers stashed in a folder in Mail, and then there’s Adele Kenny’s blog with her wealth of prompts, and I have some books… I shouldn’t run out of ideas. Unfortunately though, sometime during the month I’ll still probably fall off the daily wagon.
Do you do anything crazy writing-wise in November?
This post is linked to Poetry Friday, hosted today by the very lovely Linda Baie at Teacher Dance.