Archives for category: short poems

One great thing about computers over typewriters is italics. You can click ‘read more’ to see which phrases I italicized…it really does give the poem a different feel.

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I was writing this one in my hostel room when I was interrupted by a visit from a local I recently met. So I put it aside and had a nice long chat with Maui, who is full of all sorts of interesting Hawaiian creationism tidbits.

Came back to this poem today (the 10th) and here’s my favorite version.

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April is National Poetry Month here in the US. I’ve been writing a poem a day for the past few April’s, so I figure this time I’ll switch up my style and inspiration a bit.

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I found this spam message in my Typewriter Poetry inbox. So, I turned it into a prompt: “IM me on Yahoo Msngr it’s important. my username is deborahmeliarr121377”

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I know now there are mistakes I can never take back.

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As I was digging through my files, I found this little orphaned poem. I think the prompt was about “snowy owls.”

She was snowy. That's what I remember. like the frost on childhood cereal--Mini Wheats or something close. billimarie july 21st 2011

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I wrote this for Jude at Occupy LA. She was very interesting. I’m pretty sure her prompt was “kitties” and that she told me a story about how they passed away. But it was loud so I guess we’ll never know.

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This was typed for Bill at Occupy LA.

prompt: To use the line, “when was the last time you thought of me, unexpected as if in a dream”

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A guy named Donald wrote this for me while I was typing poems for people at Occupy LA.