• Poetry

    Writing Poetry From Random Words

    Today’s prompt from Poets On The Page was to create a poem using random words found any way you wanted to do it. I took to Facebook and put up a post requesting words. Within minutes I had more than enough words. Here’s the list they gave me: hopscotch   purple   Indiana   car   dog   bottle   green   spider   vegan   lucky   great   precious   green   grass   dogs   not for sale I also received these which I used in a separate piece because they were more nonsensical and needed their own place: hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia   liver   fungus   Hamlet   unicorn…

  • A to Z Challenge,  Blog,  NaPoWriMo,  Poetry

    Erasure Poetry

    Hehehe. I smiled at today’s poetry prompt. As a child of the 80’s the word erasure puts a smile on my face. I loved, and still love, the music group Erasure. (My favorite song is Blue Savannah.) That has nothing to do with today’s prompt other than the word itself. Erasure poetry, also called blackout poetry, is part of what is known as Found poetry. That means that you find poetry in things around you. Erasure poetry comes from books. You take a book, pick a page at random, then erase, or blackout, all but the words that stand out to you. You can create interesting poems from this. If…

  • A to Z Challenge,  Blog,  NaPoWriMo,  Poetry

    Social Media Poetry? Absolutely!

    Today’s NaPoWriMo prompt was an unusual one. Take social media updates and create found poetry. Interesting. And I knew exactly which one I wanted to do. Happily, I cannot take credit for any of the words in this poem. They are gorgeousness to the power of ten and belong to a woman I met over a year ago. I love reading her Facebook status updates. Her name is Darwin Prophet. Blogging A to Z Challenge: letter O   Observations Words by Darwin Prophet, Form by Jessica Scott   Days travel fast in the swing of spring blossoms; on the green, voices echo in the warming flight of the starlings on…