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A poem a day
« on: October 16, 2020, 10:06:10 PM »
I promised myself to write a poem (at least one) every day during the month my MS is in quarantine. I need to keep those fingers nimble, eh?

And, for accountability, I'll post my daily poems in this thread. They don't have to be good. It would, of course, be nice if they were, but they can also be absolute rubbish. The only requirement is that I write them, and post them here.

Here's today's poem. Just a Four And Twenty, created using the cut-up technique. I thought it best to give myself an easy start, but I do intend to write at least one villanelle too. Probably near the end of my month.


manuscript

the smooth lack of tears
may approach extreme proportions
of labour and hardship
weighed in gold
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Re: A poem a day
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2020, 09:48:36 PM »
lockdown

today the air is cleaner
the streets quieter
and my mind calmer
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Re: A poem a day
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2020, 08:31:38 PM »
hinterland

tiny cottage
fridge filled with food
comfy bed
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Re: A poem a day
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2020, 08:12:35 PM »
hot tea, steam rises
in cold air, apple pie scent
tickles my nostrils
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Re: A poem a day
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2020, 10:15:06 PM »
Did a second one today. An American Paragraph.

the street I used to walk is longer now the trees no longer blossom
black muddy puddles stare at me, disdain dripping from cold ghoulish eyes
from grey skies drizzle tears in dreary succession soaking through my clothes
I cycle on, skin wet and clammy, my sight obscured, cursing the wind
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Re: A poem a day
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2020, 09:25:14 PM »
Another American Paragraph

I went to recycle some cardboard boxes at the underground bin
when I scraped my knuckles on the doorpost, I hardly even noticed
the tickling sensation of blood on skin failed to trigger the alarm
a lone droplet of blood on the kitchen floor delivered the message
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Re: A poem a day
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2020, 08:48:33 PM »
portal

more majestic than
its neighbours
the tree's song invites
the travellers
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Re: A poem a day
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2020, 10:36:30 PM »
displaced
a triolet

in a bed that's not my own
stuck in a smelly room
I cannot find my mobile phone

here in this bed that's not my own
I feel lost and alone
devoured by a sense of doom

because this bed is not my own
here in this stinking room


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Re: A poem a day
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2020, 11:39:53 PM »
caffeine

you wake too early, dreaming of coffee
stumble into the kitchen to brew fresh coffee

sat at your desk, the morning sun 
hurts your eyes as he drinks his coffee

screen flashes on, and you start working
fuelling your brain with another coffee

blue screen of death, control alt del
ad infinitum, wait, drink more coffee

play your piano, Dan, and sing,
dona nobis pacem, no need for coffee
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