Saturday, June 16, 2012

Day 168

Blood-stained porcelain
jagged shard memoirs puncture
the eternal grace

Prompt:  Write a ten-word horror or ghost story. 

Friday, June 15, 2012

Day 167

School is bankrupt when
pencils are commodities
sharpened against minds

Prompt:  Use only pencils as your material or inspiration today.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Day 166

Hammering metal
into a suit of armor,
I became Emma.

Prompt:  Get medieval.  Make a piece or suit of armor.  It could be for you, an animal, or any object that needs protection.

Day 165

Eight hours elude
grinding away, collapsing
life set on replay.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Day 164

I despise you, wind,
when sand blasts into my eyes,
but love your power.

 Prompt:  Use the wind. 

Monday, June 11, 2012

Day 163

Sour pie cherries
crimson globules on stems
pitted into pie

Prompt:  Work with only the items you find in your refrigerator or freezer.  

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Day 162

Bees are not random.
Their sacred geometry -
strong hexagon cells.

Day 161

Stop viewing life through
the lens of mass media
and open your eyes

Day 160

Dan Eldon's journals,
more than youthful documents,
release his spirit.

Day 159

Three smokers outside
individual outcasts
silent together

Day 158

Metronome flowers
whilst I'm propped against the fence
keep perfect wind time.

Day 157

At farmer's market,
I don't like that she's not here
to enjoy the day.

Day 156

Too wound up, nerve-wracked
stomach in knots, shoulders tight
stressful interview

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Day 155

Annular eclipse
glow-dazzled Albuquerque
when the moon passed through

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Day 154

My Garfield board game,
saved since nineteen seventies,
serves up girl giggles.

Prompt:  Create a simple board game and play it, ideally with friends.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Day 153

His warming up is
better than my best could be -
bass-like bari sax.

Day 152

Overly complex
systems of creative use
for chain reactions

Prompt:  Create a Rube Goldberg machine.

Day 151

Grate, melt, mold crayons -
little nubs into new shapes
for young artist hands

Prompt:  Work with crayons.  You can mold them, melt them, grate them, color with them, or?

Day 150

The girl's got mad skills -
an original design,
the knit nose warmer.

Prompt:  Make something inspired by and/or that fits on or around a nose.

Day 149

Garlic-pressed fresh cloves,
rice noodle-filled colander,
whisked eggs for Pad Thai.

Prompt: Work with all the utensils you own today.

Day 148

Painted purple walls
reflect deep sunset orchids
in the royals' rooms

Prompt: Purple people eater.  Work only with purple materials today.  Try working on a purple surface for a real challenge.

Day 147

Blissful ignorance - 
making fun of the unknown
is all you can do.

Day 146

Firn, Old High German
noun akin to Old English,
but what does it mean?

Prompt:  Create a visual definition for a word chosen randomly from a dictionary.  Try choosing a word you don't already know!