Archive for the ‘NaLoPoMo’ Category

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Love Poems of February #14 of 14

February 28, 2013

Here’s the 14th and final Love Poem for the Love Poems of February 2013.

Call it NaLoPoMo National Love Poem Month.

Prompt for today: Revise an older poem you’ve written in the past that might not have even been about love. Enjoy.
Enjoy.

Several poets challenged themselves to write some poetry every day, every other day or once a week this February. Always a good thing to push yourself to write more than you usually would and share your writing with others–no matter how imperfect the writing might be. Even if you haven’t been participating regularly…write a poem and share it with others.. Post a link to your love poems here at this Facebook page: Randomly Accessed Poetics which is a William James Lindberg project.

or https://www.facebook.com/RandomlyAccessedPoetics

Deep Breathing exercise
By Christopher J. Jarmick

Winds shift directions
without warning
brings air from different borders,
clears out smoke and ash.
And in the clear,
breathe deep,
breathe deep.

Sun breaks through clouds,
evaporates morning dew.
Shines golden light without prejudice,
warms the world.
And in the warmth
breathe deep,
breathe deep.

Night expands the universe,
stars show themselves
twinkle and wink from the heavens,
a show worth remembering,
breathe deep
breathe deep.

Love is real
in compassion, empathy,
faith and
human touch
breathe deep
breathe deep

Copyright© Christopher J. Jarmick 2013

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Love Poems of February #13 of 14

February 26, 2013

Here’s the 13th of 14 new poems that have something to do with love that I plan to write during February.

Call it NaLoPoMo National Love Poem Month.

Prompt for today: Relate a unique place (or time and place) with Love in a poem.
Enjoy.

Several poets may be participating in writing a poem a day or every other day in February. Join us and write some poems. Post a link to your love poems here at this Facebook page: Randomly Accessed Poetics which is a William James Lindberg project.

or https://www.facebook.com/RandomlyAccessedPoetics

When you think Love is gone forever
By Christopher J. Jarmick

It seems
as unlikely
you’ll find a
crab 200 feet up in the air
atop the rainforest canopy in Borneo
as you will someone
who will share your life
for more than a few weeks.

Since there are crabs
in trees in Borneo
you best keep an open heart
and a less cynical mind.

 

Copyright© Christopher J. Jarmick 2013

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Love Poems of February #12 of 14

February 24, 2013

Here’s the 12th of 14 new poems that have something to do with love that I plan to write during February.

Call it NaLoPoMo National Love Poem Month.

The idea for today’s poem was to write one with a different tone/voice or perspective. Enjoy.

Several poets may be participating in writing a poem a day or every other day in February. Join us and write some poems. Post a link to your love poems here at this Facebook page: Randomly Accessed Poetics which is a William James Lindberg project.

or https://www.facebook.com/RandomlyAccessedPoetics

NOT a cYnical Love Poem
By Christopher J. Jarmick

Love is a commodity

used

not just idealized to
sell something

but as an ego-stroke
or a piece of real estate to own

something for the man or woman
who has everything

or nothing at all
to possess,

but that means
love is priceless and cheap

and if there is something that’s as free
as government cheese

is it worth having?
‘Well don’t we always want what we can’t have?’

says the man on TV,
repeating what the drunk

in the bar
said last night.

Copyright© Christopher J. Jarmick 2013

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Love Poems of February #11 of 14

February 23, 2013

Here’s the 11th of 14 new poems that have something to do with love that I plan to write during February.

Call it NaLoPoMo National Love Poem Month.

I purposefully did NOT want to use a specific prompt for this. Yet force/allow something to be written. Enjoy.

Several poets may be participating in writing a poem a day or every other day in February. Join us and write some poems. Post a link to your love poems here at this Facebook page: Randomly Accessed Poetics which is a William James Lindberg project.

or https://www.facebook.com/RandomlyAccessedPoetics

Love in the Abstract
By
Christopher J. Jarmick

I didn’t want this poem about love
to repeat
something I wrote earlier.
I didn’t want it inspired by a prompt
popular song lyric, or a visual from a photograph
painting, or a scene from a movie.
I imagined an abstract painting
with strait, angled and curved lines
where colors
represented various emotions,
but I couldn’t hold one image of this
clearly enough
to describe it with words.

 

Copyright© Christopher J. Jarmick 2013

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Love Poems of February #10 of 14

February 21, 2013

Here’s the 10th of 14 new poems that have something to do with love that I plan to write during February.

Call it NaLoPoMo National Love Poem Month.

Love’s Myth was the subject of today’s prompt.     Enjoy.

Several poets may be participating in writing a poem a day or every other day in February. Join us and write some poems. Post a link to your love poems here at this Facebook page: Randomly Accessed Poetics which is a William James Lindberg project.

or https://www.facebook.com/RandomlyAccessedPoetics

Love’s Fault
By Christopher J. Jarmick

Love
doesn’t create the hurricane

the floods,the disarray or
the remarks of bad timing.

It happens
as it’s supposed to and

it’s the resistance the
lack of trust
faith,

the insistence of trying
to manage that which
will not be managed

in finite, banal, little human
ways.

It’s more than spring
more than a wind

more than something you demean
by calling it a ‘force’

Love
can be accepted or denied

But nothing in-between
works.

 

ever.

 

Copyright© Christopher J. Jarmick 2013

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Love Poems of February # 8 of 14

February 19, 2013

Here’s the 8th of 14 new poems that have something to do with love that I plan to write during February.

Call it NaLoPoMo National Love Poem Month.

I had a prompt in mind (to mine some Bukowski lines for insipiration, but I wound up writing something else instead.
Enjoy.

Several poets may be participating in writing a poem a day or every other day in February. Join us and write some poems. Post a link to your love poems here at this Facebook page: Randomly Accessed Poetics which is a William James Lindberg project.

or https://www.facebook.com/RandomlyAccessedPoetics

Love at First
By Christopher J. Jarmick

Ideal love–
the fantasy of the thing–
the beginnings of a passionate affair
Has no memory.
It is perfect.

The imperfections, flaws, annoyances
are ‘cute’
and the awkwardness, differences
Just as ‘they were meant to be’
–at first.

Bridges are begun because of Love.
Everything is easy to start for lovers
Possibilities are endless.
Dreams are in Technicolor complete with
lush orchestral swells.

Connections real, imagined and
Exaggerated all make sense
And verify: ‘this is the one’.
Two equals one.
Sacrifice, compromise
is so very, very natural, so easy
….at first.

But love that lasts
is exactly the sort of hard work
Love at first
never seems to be.
But beat-up, exhausted, discouraged,
Slightly bitter, tired
we long for a tender touch
and someone who despite all
the disappointments
still says with sincerity
and little logic
I Love You.

Copyright© Christopher J. Jarmick 2013

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Love Poems of February #7 of 14 Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2013

Here’s the 7th of 14 new poems that have something to do with love that I plan to write during February.

Happy Valentine’s Day!!!!

Call it NaLoPoMo National Love Poem Month.

My self-imposed prompt was to include historical facts in a poem about or for Valentine’s Day.

Enjoy.

Several poets may be participating in writing a poem a day or every other day in February. Join us and write some poems. Post a link to your love poems here at this Facebook page: Randomly Accessed Poetics which is a William James Lindberg project.

or https://www.facebook.com/RandomlyAccessedPoetics

A Hopelessly Confusing Valentine’s Day Poem
By Christopher J. Jarmick

You can not actually love
things or
body parts.

Body parts are tools.

Tools you can use to
express love with…
but it’s best if you aren’t just horny,
or full of chocolate
and alcohol when you do this.

Love has nothing to do with
Chocolate.

But as most females would be
quick to tell me,
I’m male and can’t possibly know what I’m talking about

when it comes to chocolate.

This is because most males are
obsessed and enamored with
the size, and texture
of body parts rather than chocolate.
Regardless of this, it’s still absolutely inaccurate

the human heart looks like Valentine.

Valentine was a priest who defied
Roman law by marrying men

who were supposed to stay unmarried and serve in the Roman military.
Years after he was beheaded, a Pope declared him St. Valentine.

But Valentine is oft confused with Cupid the Roman god of love
Thrown into the mix because of
A mid-February pagan ceremony

involving the sacrifices of a goat and a dog

at the cave of Romulus and Remus,

the twins raised by wolves who founded Rome .

Pieces of goat skin were cut up
And woman considered it lucky
If they were lightly tapped by the bloody goat skin
Because it made them more fertile.

Happy Valentine’s Day?

Somewhere along the line
the drawing of a distorted human heart
Became known as a Valentine
And this cartoon-ish heart
symbolized love
So you can text things like
I HEART You
with that inanimate object that Americans both male and female seem obsessed with, most of all…
The cell phone.

A useful tool,
But far removed
from love
AND not something
Cupid is able to use
In place of his arrow
To pierce your heart
with desire.

Copyright© Christopher J. Jarmick 2013