Thursday, April 4, 2013

NaPoWriMo Poem 4


in Italy
there are ways to know
what to eat, what to drink, what to leave for poison
and all these roads be luminous
waiting for you to consume them like
rice & wisteria

#dear twitter
somebody blew up america...
you don't miss your water
standing in the republic of poetry
your brutal imagination
singing grace notes
from the cables of genocide
black feeling black talk black judgement

the undertaker's daughter
wants to know about your
prayers like shoes
she's Leaving Yuba City
and unfortunately, it was paradise
but, then's elsewhere

not like american smooth talkers
they are missing you, metropolis
wanting to know about your lighthead
head off & split
burning the skin, inc

Prompt: Go to your bookshelf. Record the information on the spines of each book in one section of your shelf. Use those words to write a poem. Here's a photo of the section I'm using (of course they are poetry books!!) Here's the list I used -- in the order they appear in the poem:
1. Italy by Johanna Drucker
2. What to Eat, What to Drink, What to Leave for Poison by Camille T. Dungy
3. And All These Roads Be Luminous by Angela Jackson
4. Tender by Toi Derricotte
5. Rice by Nikky Finney
6. Wisteria by Kwame Dawes
7. #dear twitter by Mahogany L. Browne
8. Somebody Blew Up America by Amiri Baraka
9. You Don't Miss Your Water by Cornelius Eady
10. The Republic of Poetry by Martín Espada
11. Brutal Imagination by Cornelius Eady
12. Grace Notes by Rita Dove
13. From the Cables of Genocide by Lorna Dee Cervantes
14. Captivity by Toi Derricotte
15. Black Feeling Black Talk Black Judgement by Nikki Giovanni
16. The Undertaker's Daughter by Toi Derricotte
17. Prayers Like Shoes by Ruth Forman
18. Leaving Yuba City by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
19. Unfortunately, it was Paradise by Mahmoud Darwish
20. then's elsewhere by Rebekah Lael Edwards
21. American Smooth by Rita Dove
22. Missing You, Metropolis by Gary Jackson
23. Lighthead by Terrance Hayes
24. Head Off & Split by Nikky Finney
25. Skin, Inc, by Thomas Sayers Ellis


  1. Hypnosis and Bread
    by: Francine Rossoni

    Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy are much needed reading criteria
    for The Weekend a "daze"
    In your own writing, true Metaphoria is found deeply between
    the fragile pages of Expressive Handmade Books.

    A New You can be discovered upon the twinkling grains of sand
    In a Gift From The Sea. It keeps giving to the generations.
    The Thai Massage Manuel truly is The Prayer That changes Everything.
    Profound peace at a snails pace.

    A Sacred Marriage requires daily Ten Minuet Yoga For Flexibility
    And Focus. It helps You to "bend over backwards" for your mate.
    Everyday Prayers For Everyday Cares are greatly needed for the
    above. Do not have lack of them.

    If you want herbs to flourish, Beekeeping is essential in
    The Secret World Of Herbs. Fill you belly and Soul in
    Biba's Italy. P.S. You'll need a long walk afterwards.

    When all is said and done, The Bread Bible proves to be
    a thorough explanation of Facilitated Stretching!

    Book Sources

    Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy by Calvin Banyon and Gerald Kein
    Metaphoria by Rubin Battino MS
    Expressive Handmade Books by Alisa Golden
    A New You by Catherine Glasso Vigoritto
    A Gift From The Sea by Ann Morrow Lindberg
    The Thai Massage Manual by Maria Mercati
    The Pray That Changes Everything by Stormie Omartian
    A Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas
    Ten Minuet Yoga For Flexibility and Focus by Christine Brown
    Everyday Prayers For Everyday Cares by Honor Books, Tulsa, Oklahoma
    Biba's Italy by Biba Caggiano
    Beekeeping: A primer By Dominique Devito
    The Secret World Of Herbs by ORBIS Direct
    The Bread Bible by Rose Levy Beranbaum
    Facilitated Stretching by Robert E. McAtee and Jeff Charland

  2. OMG!!! Francine. I'm reading your poems out of order, so when I say this is my favorite so far, I mean out of the 1 - 6 you've shared. I love love love the lines of this poem. Each one so loaded with goodness. This is my favorite line of the poem, "In your own writing, true Metaphoria is found deeply between the fragile pages of Expressive Handmade Books." -- how luscious.

    And it's so cool to get a sneak peak of what's on your book shelf!!


Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.