Today celebrates my first friend who I met online and got to befriend in real life too. True, we were both in the same country, but without the internet chances are high that we would never know of each other. I’m not mentioning the number … Continue reading Happy half, Alenka!
Today, on the International Workers’ Day, celebrates my uncle Rajko and here are some Maribor windows for him. Maribor is the second biggest Slovenian city and uncle’s town of birth. One photo is also of the world’s oldest grapevine (if you believe it). As a … Continue reading Happy birthday, tiček Lako!
You never forget your first. —May Not yet, May 1st begins in less than half an hour, but let’s have a look at the last poetry challenge for this month: Challenge 30: “I’d like you to take your cue from Borges, and write a poem … Continue reading Day 30: The month of firsts
Today, with only one day of this April poetry madness left, somebody will regret coming up with this challenge. Challenge 29: “Today, we’d like to challenge you to write a poem based on the Plath Poetry Project’s calendar. Simply pick a poem from the calendar, and … Continue reading Day 29: Sylvain Plathless
This post is part of my Calendar 2017 with twelve photos from last April. Each photo is accompanied by a little something. Let’s not call it either poetry or prose but merely words. For the curious, the three previous Calendar 2017 months are assembled here. … Continue reading Day 28: April 2017 postcards
Today’s poem answers to two poetry challenges again. I think I might as well get it out: Hello, my name is Manja and I’m an overachiever. But first a very special token of gratefulness to Charlotte at Zouxzoux for a wonderful surprising mention in her … Continue reading Day 27 & dVerse: The Devil rubaiyat
Today just one door, one poem and one song. This most glorious door was discovered and photographed by my sister in Bernardin on the Slovenian coast. She let me have it and post it and told me that she loved the house attached as well. … Continue reading Day 26 & Thursday Doors, 26/4/18: Five-sense door
Challenge 25: “Today, we challenge you to write a poem that takes the form of a warning label . . . for yourself!” whatever you do around me, beware not to: speak falsely bat eyelashes especially at my man but most of all do not … Continue reading Day 25: Do not
Today’s poem answers to two prompts. How did that happen? I almost wished to write a poem outside of the NaPoWriMo prompt today, for the first time, since it’s about death and I had a happy birthday post to post. But then I learned about … Continue reading Day 24 & dVerse: Hopeful elegy in 44 words
Juhuuuu! It’s elephant time of year again since today is the birthday of my elephant-collecting friend. I miss you and wish you could come here just by wishing. First some images from our lovely summer picnic by your lake Mengeš (even many compatriots don’t know … Continue reading Happy birthday, Taja!
Today a cento made of song lyrics and a war between green and yellow in images. Challenge 23: “Today, we challenge you to honor this idea with a poem based in sound. The poem, for example, could incorporate overheard language. Perhaps it could incorporate a … Continue reading Day 23 & WPC: Prolific yellow and green
Today was a good day. Challenge 22: “Today, I’d like you to take one of the following statements of something impossible, and then write a poem in which the impossible thing happens: The sun can’t rise in the west. / A circle can’t have corners. / Pigs can’t … Continue reading Day 22: Flying pigs
Challenge 21: “Try writing a poem that plays with the myth of Narcissus in some way.” Again, thank you for introducing me to an excellent poet. I wish to draw your attention to Antoinette Brim who is responsible for today’s prompt. I find her Walmart … Continue reading Day 21: Narcissus
What a great craft resource today! Hail, hail, the disobedient! I enjoyed reading the essay by poet Alice Notley so much that I almost forgot to write my poem. First, Challenge 20: “Write a poem that involves rebellion in some way.” Immediately I felt quite … Continue reading Day 20: Rebel rebel
Today a double kind of reconstruction: of a house and of a poem. And then we can have gelato, if it’s open. First the house: the two photos above show the same house as it was five years ago (left) and last September (right). In … Continue reading Day 19: Thursday Doors, 19/4/18: Reconstruction
I feel peace today. How to achieve this feeling? Challenge 18: “First, find a poem in a book or magazine (ideally one you are not familiar with). Use a piece of paper to cover over everything but the last line. Now write a line of … Continue reading Day 18: Peace
Challenge 17: “Write a poem re-telling a family anecdote that has stuck with you over time.” To the sea To set the scene: The train left the station. On August 9th, 7 pm, as every year. Our family in one compartment with triple bunk beds. … Continue reading Day 17: Family
Today’s special: A combination of images of awakening nature for WPC and a sonnet to play around with meter and rhyme. Challenge 16: “Write a poem that prominently features the idea of play.” A sonnet, Slovenian-style. Meter: U-U-U-U-U-U, rhyme: abba-baab-cdc-dcd. My definition of the ultimate … Continue reading Day 16 & WPC: A sonnet to April awakening
April is half done! This means only 15 more poems. I admit: as much as it’s liberating, it’s forced even more. So much like school. Challenge 15: They suggest “writing a poem in which a villain faces an unfortunate situation, and is revealed to be … Continue reading Day 15: Half way!
Today, a bit of anniversary and dream interpretation. A good-enough novel violently written now is better than a perfect novel meticulously written never. —Elizabeth Gilbert (quotation reblogged from raynotbradbury) That’s why I’m writing mine, on the inside, by living, for the fifth year. I arrived in … Continue reading Day 14: Follow your dreams