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