Wake Up a Woman Wordle

It’s time to play with another poet’s words…mine! I took words from my first book, Wake Up a WomanI hope you enjoy them and find them inspiring!

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Here are your words:

static
woman
kindling
embracing
banister
vain
clasp
curtains
gunshot
stubborn
relative
ruins
sprung

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Good luck and have fun!

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Shaping of an Angry Black Woman Wordle

It’s time for a new wordle! This week, I’ve taken words from one of our editor’s books, The Shaping of an Angry Black Woman  by Tamara Woods. There is no set amount of words you have to use, and you can use any form of the word listed below (plural, past tense, etc.)

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Here are you words:

drippings
splinters
fickle
barcode
articulate
quivering
accusing
lipstick
DNA
jail
witches
kiss
mimicry

To check out Tamara Woods’ book, click here!

Good luck and have fun!

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What’s in an age?

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Sorry that the prompt is going up a bit later than usual. I’ve been having problems with my arm and haven’t been typing much at all.

Here’s that prompt though:

Write a poem about aging. You can talk about going from childhood to adulthood, from being a baby to being a toddler, the fear of aging…etc…the choice is yours.

Make sure to write it and either share on this post or link back to this post so we can read what you wrote.

Check out what each is doing and share! Let’s build this community. All links will be added to this year’s digest.

Also on Fridays we have  a conversation here at The Reverie. Last week I invited you to an open mic night. Are you coming?

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Wordle me spring Bukowski

It’s the first prompt of April and in the U.S. it’s National Poetry Month! If you notice more poems being written, that’s why.

I thought it would be fun to do a wordle of made of words from Charles Bukowski’s poem, “And the Moon and the Stars and the World.”

Because when  you think of Spring, you definitely think of Bukowski?

No?

Just me?

Alright.

Here’s your wordle, use as many or as little words as you want. Choose your own adventure and write it up!

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Check out what each is doing and share! Let’s build this community. All links will be added to this year’s digest.

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Ashes

Poetry on The Reverie Journal blog.

To sweeten the dish, add salt. To bear the pain,
render the insoluble. She envied

the past its incursions, yet the past yields to all,
avoidance to acceptance, trees to smoke.

My mother brought to this country a token of her death to come.

Now it sits on my shelf bearing implements of music.
In her last days I played Sakura on the mandolin,

trusting that she might find comfort
in the blossoms fluttering through the failing notes,

a return to mornings
of tea and rice, of
warmth and paper walls and deep laughter.

Today the rain spells forgive

and every idea becomes form, every shadow a symptom,
each gesture a word, a naming in silence.

Scatter me in air I’ve never breathed.


 

Robert Okaji lives in Texas. “Ashes” was featured on Extract(s) and is included in his chapbook, If Your Matter Could Reform, to be released in April 2015, as Dink Press’s first offering in its National Poetry Month Series. You can find him at his blog.

Is it blue or black

A poetry prompt | The Reverie Poetry Journal

A poetry prompt | The Reverie Poetry Journal

I think you probably all know what dress I’m talking about. It was all over the Internet last week. Is it blue or black? Gold or white? Just plain dreadful either way? I definitely don’t want to write a poem about the dress.

However, the dress did give me an idea. I love how so many people would look at something and see totally different things. There were always people who saw different shades of the dominant colors. Maybe it’s the lighting, or it’s been photoshopped entirely. Maybe it’s genetics. I think that’s fascinating. The idea of perception.

I’d like for you to write a poem that uses a bit of sleight of hand. Whatever the subject is, perhaps the protagonist could be viewing a happening or a thing wrong or maybe there’s multiple interpretations. Remember it’s all about perception.

Remember on Fridays, we’re having a bit of a chat. If you didn’t catch last Friday’s swing by and join in about what makes a “good” poem.

Make sure to either backlink to the page or post it in the comments. Check out what each is doing and share! Let’s build this community.

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And keep your eye out for the official date for the zine release later this month!