Poetry Prompt from NaPoWriMo: Today, I’d like to challenge you to read a few of the poems from Spoon River Anthology, and then write your own poem in the form of a monologue delivered by someone who is dead.
As soon as I read this prompt, I thought: “Hey. I’ve already done that — kinda.” When I was writing stories for my second book, The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories, I wrote a series of post-apocalyptic poems that may be found by an explorer in a desolate world.
So, while I craft my next poem in the series, based on today’s prompt, please allow me to post my first poem that started it all. Stay tuned.
I will be posting my poems here: linesbyleon.com/national-poetry-writing-month/ I hope you will drop by!
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Leon Stevens is a blogger, composer, artist, and an author of two books (so far): Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures and The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories. Visit www.linesbyleon.com
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Originally published at http://linesbyleon.com on April 8, 2021.