NaPoWriMo Day 19 Poems plus some writing prompts and challenges

April 19, 2010

It’s the 19th day of challenging yourself to write a poem every day.  Jump in and start writing.  Loosen up the connection between composing on paper and your creative thoughts.  Let it flow.   Enjoy the challenge, the process.  KEEP WRITING.

Poem Starter for NaPoWrimo  #19

by Christopher J. Jarmick

Fragrant bloom of lilac in spring air

bursting from  one year old shoots

as two year old toddler awkwardly;

excitedly takes steps in park

experiencing new found freedom.

Prompt Septolet  for   4/19 /2010

Frisbee duck!!!

Caught released

One-handed, leap-toss

Dog captured

Park players

Walkers, srollers

Frisbee!  Duck!!!

Septolet  4/19/10  #2

Gravel crunch

tennis shoes

Mallard glides

water landing

Boy running

Toddler loose

Hurry, Dad!


By Christopher J. Jarmick

Breathe deep

the peace of a million acres

of prairie grass waving in a light breeze;

holding the earth together

Breathe deep,

the orange glow of setting sun

sinking beneath horizon into

curve of blue sky, sea.

Breathe deep,

this gentle trickle of mountain stream

offering cool, unpolluted refreshment,

tickling loosened rocks, purifying.

Breathe deep,

the quiet of moon rising in night sky.

glowing off-white disc

stirring the waters inside us

Breathe deep,

dew on green petals glistens.

Birds sing out in praise, grateful

for another day of blessed life.

Breathe Deep.

My Writing Prompt/Challenge for April  19th, 2010

ANAPHORA is the repetition of a word or series of word or expression uses several times within a clause or paragraph.

In poetry it may be a few words that you use at the beginning of each line that makes a poem into a sort of meditation or mantra,  it might sound like a slogan  “Yes We Can” or We Will Fight  for example.   The repetition can also be used more subtlety within the poem.

Any style any length.. write an Anaphora poem.

The Prompt for today from, Read Write Poem member rRallentanda involves the word : éclat. Online dictionaries (www.yourdictionary.com/eclat ) list several definitions, but it is the etymology that inspires the meaning chosen for today’s prompt. The word éclat is French, and we’re paying attention to its root éclater, “to burst (out), shine.”

For Rallentanda, and us, this means a flash or light bulb moment. Everyone has had one. Things suddenly fall into place (a realization of the truth of the matter).

Often the situation is too painful to address, so you hide it. For example, you suspect your husband is having an affair with your best friend or you suddenly realize where the missing cash went from your wallet all those years ago.

It can even be humorous. You usually wear your best under garments for a visit to the gynecologist, but as you’re ready to strip off you suddenly realize you are wearing your old gardening knickers with all the broken elastic. Try to describe the ensuing feelings of embarrassment and desperate attempts to rectify this situation. Your poem should express the emotions that grip you as you experience your ’shock’ moment

The root of the word Poetry is from the Greek   ποιέω (poieō), “‘I
make’”). , poiesis, meaning a “making” or ‘creation’


Poetry is Everything



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