Day 2 – NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo 2020

truly, my brain says do it

Today is the second day of NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo 2020!

Our (optional) prompt for the day takes a leaf from Schuyler’s book, as it were, and asks you to write a poem about a specific place —  a particular house or store or school or office. Try to incorporate concrete details, like street names, distances (“three and a half blocks from the post office”), the types of trees or flowers, the color of the shirts on the people you remember there. Little details like this can really help the reader imagine not only the place, but its mood – and can take your poem to weird and wild places.


This Old House

This old house was once brand new
Newer than the other four
Fourth on the Drive
Drive into a garage that was
Was then storage and then playroom
Playroom became Master bedroom
Rooms of all different sizes and shapes
Shapes that are hard to decorate
Decorated with old knotty pine
Pine that is dark and old
Old and crumbling underneath
Underneath the invisible baseboards
Baseboards that should have been placed
Placed to keep the drafts and dust out
Out with the old
Old and worn
Worn down
Down in history



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