Day 11/30 of the Tupelo 30/30 Project (20170811)

a lantern floats in a small bowl
a sandalwood scented candle burning
just outside the front door
you always liked lotus flowers….

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Want to read more? You can. My poem ghost is available to read at the Tupelo 30/30 project page.

(This one is a bit late. Hope to have today’s poem up soon…)

Day 10/30 of the Tupelo 30/30 Project (20170810)

one moment i stand framed in metal
the next the air takes me
i throw myself at the ground….

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Want to read more? You can. My poem while skydiving, i contemplate the inner ear, stalactites, the half-life of monamine oxidase inhibitors, why i consistently burn my bacon, and whether the chute will open is available to read at the Tupelo 30/30 project page. Check it out like a book from the library.

This prompt is brought to you by the incomparable Robert Okaji. Please go and absorb his site O at the Edges. You will become a better poet, a better reader, nay, a better person, through osmosis.

Please note: Robert supplied the above title and also requested a typed copy of his poem AND an audio recording. I will record the poem before the weekend is out and post a second time, because that’s how I roll. Also, most of my poems are shorter than the title he gave me, and I seriously thought about trying to cram as much of that into a haiku as I could, but it would probably have taken me a week.

This is day 10. You can sponsor me (I know you want to) and have me write a poem for you. Let me be a puppet for you. Pull my strings. Go to Tupelo Press’ Project 30/30 page for more details.

Day 8/30 of the Tupelo 30/30 Project (20170808)

you smile
like i could pick the shadows….

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Want to read more? You can. My poem toothpick is available to read at the Tupelo 30/30 project page. And don’t just read my poem. Take time to crawl over the whole page.

This prompt is brought to you by a wonderful poet who wishes to remain ANONYMOUS. (Actually, it was brought to you by Janice at On the Land. It just came in anonymously for some reason.)

This poem is also a response to:
dVerse ~ Poets Pub
Poetics: shade

Twenty spots left my fine friends. Don’t make me get al Dr. Suess. Go to Tupelo Press’ Project 30/30 page for more details.

Day 7/30 of the Tupelo 30/30 Project (20170807)

with that casual glance
over your shoulder
i should have wondered….

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Want to read more? You can. My poem she’s no betty grable is available to read at the Tupelo 30/30 project page.

This prompt is brought to you by the wonderful Pleasant Street whose site Are You Thrilled never disappoints. You need to head over there and listen to her purr some of her poems. You really will be thrilled.

That’s seven days out of thirty under the old belt-a-roonie. That means there are twenty three left. And I got some open spots. Go to Tupelo Press’ Project 30/30 page for more details.

Day 6/30 of the Tupelo 30/30 Project (20170806)

this side of the creek
i dried my socks
and went barefoot…

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Want to read more? You can. My poem invisible made visible is available to read at the Tupelo 30/30 project page.

Already Day 6, and you may actually be reading this one Day 7. I hope I get better/faster/stronger/6 million dollars worth soon so that I don’t keep you waiting.

Folks, I need your help. Tupelo Press needs your help. More people need to read poetry. I have three whole weeks of sponsorships still left. So why not take advantage of me–I mean, this opportunity. Go to Tupelo Press’ Project 30/30 page for more details.

Day 5/30 of the Tupelo 30/30 Project (20170805)

i’ve made a real
frankensteinian mess
here…

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Want to read more? You can. My poem post-op is available to read at the Tupelo 30/30 project page.

Let’s just pretend that I know what I’m doing over here. Pasting bits and pieces of myself into a grand collage that may or may not be an accurate reflection of my psyche. Of course, I am an unreliable narrator. I can trace my lineage at least as far back Don Quixote. But I’m too laid back to tilt at anything.

But you, dear reader, you can make a difference. You can share poetry with the whole world by supporting indie presses. Go here for more details.

Day 4/30 of the Tupelo 30/30 Project (20170804)

sunshine-muting clouds
roll through the sky like fat cattle…

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Want to read more? You can. My poem rain is available to read at the Tupelo 30/30 project page.

The prompt I received for this poem (the words sunshine, lollipop and rainbow) was from Kerfe Roig. You can find her poetry and art at method two madness.

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Day 3/30 of the Tupelo 30/30 Project (20170803)

i’ve been thinking of buying a clock
for some background noise

does anyone even sell
regular clocks anymore?

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Want to read more? You can. My poem dripping faucet talks to me is available to read at the Tupelo 30/30 project page.

The prompt I received for this was from my good pal Rose. Check out (one of) her sites at POET RUMMAGER. She’s also a pretty snazzy artist.

I’ve still got sponsorship slots to fill here!

You too can sponsor a poem or just donate to Tupelo Press to ensure that poets’ voices can be heard through the vehicle of indie presses. Go here for more details.

Day 2/30 of the Tupelo 30/30 Project (20170802)

your lips turn a lovely shade of blue
as we struggle along these mountain trails….

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Want to read more? You can. My poem sailboats on a mountain is available to read at the Tupelo 30/30 project page.

The prompt I received for this was from Stephanie Harper. You can find her wonderful work at SLHARPERPOETRY. You definitely need to check out her wonderful work.

You too can sponsor a poem or just donate to Tupelo Press to ensure that poets’ voices can be heard through the vehicle of indie presses. Go here for more details.