30 Poems in 30 Days

30 Poems in 30 Days
A Project for National Poetry Writing Month

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Day 5: Seed Catalog Poem


Red Beauty
carrot, Black
Beauty tomato,
Jing Orange
okra, Golden
beets, Scarlet
kale, Purple
sweet potatoes,
Glass Gem
corn. Earthworms,
water, sun-warmed
soil, the cover
of night. Lay
the table.
See how bright.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Day 4 The Cruelist Month


April is the crewelists' month, stitching
flowers out of the dark yarn, threading
fuschia and pastel, shaping
green dreams with bright floss.
Line stitch gave us form, arcing
blue in delirious fills, blooming
a tendriled fruit with red circles.
Patterns surprised us, coming out of the tapestries
with a shower of light; we couched in the colonnade,
and went on to satin, into the bargello,
and drank chai tea and stitched for an hour.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Day 3 A Fan Letter

Dear Nellie Bly,

How could
any girl
not have
to be
you, then?

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Day 2 Family Portrait

It's not
       a good idea
       to write poems
       about my family

       because those people
       are already pissed off
       enough at me.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Day 1 Lune

So MoonJunkee is back, and, thankfully, today's prompt from napowrimo.net is a short one, letting us napowrimoers ease in.  So, here's my attempt at the 5-3-5 lune:

wisteria blooms
purple rain
against the dull fence