"Couple #11" by Billimarie Lubiano Robinson - "this ain't sand / we're stepping on, but pebbles / polished stone, our bodies warmed / by fires inside // thank you, vodka / and pineapples" (Typewriter Poetry)

“Couple #11”

Now that I’m back home, I can upload the rest of the couples series I wrote for National Poetry Month. I’m not sure if I should continue taking pictures of the poems, or just scan them into the computer. Which image style do you think is best? Here’s an example of a scanned poem, and here’s an example of a photographed poem. Would love your opinions! Thanks 🙂

"Friday the 13th" by Billimarie Lubiano Robinson (eira) - "Everyone's got a number. / You're either lucky / or you're not. Me? / I've been spinning off a dime, drenched / in spontaneous time. Caught the last flight out / of Honolulu. Grabbed howzit's / from people with the best intentions. / All this despite a morning" (Typewriter Poetry)

“Friday The 13th”

On Friday the 13th, I had a very lucky day hitchhiking. A beautiful family picked me up on the side of the road in Lihue, Kaua’i, Hawaii. They even gave me $10 for the bus fare. I left them this original poem underneath the bus bench they dropped me off at…hopefully they received it 🙂 Mahalo!

"Couple #8" by Billimarie Lubiano Robinson - "giggle-ing / groveling / drivel me timbers / i like it you like it we come / sweet nothings / we recycle / our destinies / the lost art of navigation / what else would we cling to / if not each other" (Typewriter Poetry)

“Couple #8”

I was writing this one in my hostel room when I was interrupted by a visit from a local I recently met. So I put it aside and had a nice long chat with Maui, who is full of all sorts of interesting Hawaiian creationism tidbits.

Came back to this poem today (the 10th) and here’s my favorite version.

“PERSOMNIA”

prompt: “write a poem about sleep. i love sleeping. :p” this poem was created with help from two of my favorites: * I love the phrase “fallow spaces”; learned it from a song by one of my favorite local bands, full of emptiness * I used a line from one Read more…