Poem-A-Day Project

Update: September 2014

As the final month of this year-long project begins, I’m re-committing to one poem a day, posted on the Tumblr site. http://laneofyellow.tumblr.com/tagged/Sept14PAD

I’ve been on-again/off-again all year with this project. There are many more poems in my notebooks than on the Lane of Yellow site, but I’m going to try hard to go out with a bang. Watch the space, if you want to see what I’m doing. There will be four prompts in September, so you can write along with me, if you are really there, friends of the virtual poet. Cheers!


The Cupertino Poet Laureate Poem-A-Day project began on October 10, 2013. I decided to try and write a poem a day and document the process. Every Thursday, I post a poetry prompt, write a poem in response, and then upload the prompts, the poems, any images or other items associated with the prompt or poem, to a Tumblr blog, “A Lane of Yellow.”

The first month of prompts were posted to Facebook, and starting November 21, prompts will be posted here. (All prompts can be seen on the blog.)

I invite you to join in the PAD project, either commenting on prompts here, on Facebook, or directly to the Tumblr blog. Follow this link to submit your poem or poem draft images to “A Lane of Yellow.”  http://laneofyellow.tumblr.com/submit

Of course, if you’re writing a poem a day yourself, or an occasional poem, please drop us a line! The PAD project will be a success if we create a poetry conversation together.

In case you’re curious, the title of the blog comes from a sweet poem by Emily Dickinson, “A Lane of Yellow.”

A lane of Yellow led the eye
Unto a Purple Wood
Whose soft inhabitants to be
Surpasses solitude
If Bird the silence contradict
Or flower presume to show
In that low summer of the West
Impossible to know -

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