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.
Now that I’m back home, I can upload the rest of the couples series I wrote for National Poetry Month. I’m not sure if I should continue taking pictures of the poems, or just scan them into the computer. Which image style do you think is best? Here’s an example of a scanned poem, and here’s an example of a photographed poem. Would love your opinions! Thanks :)
Anyway, here’s couple #11–
One of my favorite days of the year…and so close to my birthday :)
Which poem is in your pocket today? Feel free to snap a picture and post it in the comments!
I keep the same exact poem in my pocket every single year. It is one of my favorite poems, mainly because the memory of first reading it is still fresh in my mind…
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.
I’m in Hawaii so I don’t exactly feel like updating Typewriter Poetry every day :) But because it’s raining, here’s a poem from April 4th.
I don’t think anyone has requested a poem about sex until now…which I find kind of surprising!
The awesome Typewriter Poetry supporter, Charlene, wrote me yet another poem on the spot and requested I write a poem on the same subject. Here is the sister poem to her poem (“Sex”).
prompt: “write a poem about sleep. i love sleeping. :p”
this poem was created with help from two of my favorites:
* I love the phrase “fallow spaces”; learned it from a song by one of my favorite local bands, full of emptiness
* I used a line from one of my favorite poems by Louise Gluck, “the white lilies”