NaPoWriMo Day 23 Poems, challenges, writing prompts for April 23, 2010

April 23, 2010

Welcome to the last week, last 7 days of NaPoWriMo.  C’mon… for the next 7 days, join me and many others in writing a poem a day, every day.  Give your creative self a work-out.  Have fun.   Here’s today’s poems and below some challenges and prompts you might enjoy doing.

Poem Starter for NaPoWrimo  #23

By Christopher J. Jarmick

Love the dead!

Like the Alice Cooper song. . .,

No, not quite like that.

not necrophilia.

Just sentiment, let go  past resentment,

Fear, hate residue, misunderstanding

Let them all go and just leave the love.


They can’t even try to love back.

Septolet  for   4/23 /2010

Carnal camouflage

Librarian hair,

Engineer pockets,

Plumber dungarees

Argyle hosiery

Sensible shoes

Catholic skirt.

My Combo Prompt Poem for 4 23 2010 is:

Hank & Waits Time

By  Christopher J. Jarmick

Time for Tom Waits

to recite Bukowski

and for me to remember

seeing them in Al’s Bar

another lifetime ago.

Airplane cabled to side of building

eclectic crowd, writers, poets,

artists, a few too hip for the

room now that Al’s was part

of recommended late night hang-outs.

L.A.’s CBGB; sorta.

Tom and Charles, eyes upon them.

Mostly left alone,

they shrug.

Another time they might perform,

but not tonight.

Remembering that night,

of nearly nothing;


My Writing Prompt/Challenge for April 23

NaPoWrimo  challenge prompt for Friday,  April 23rd, 2010


Go to YouTube   type in   Time Waits Poetry.    Explore.  Click on some of your choices, let one choice lead to another.  Play and listen for 10 minutes or 30 minutes and then create a poem.  The poem might be written while you listen and play something.  It might be a poem that reflects several of the songs , poems and/or videos you saw.   Let the words you hear and the pictures you see while doing this YouTube exploration start the next poem you write.

Read Write Poem member Sage Cohen has a terrific suggestion for today’s poems: Write a poem in which you combine a speaker and an event that normally don’t go together (such as sports broadcasters and poetry writing), as Jay Leeming does in his poem, “Man Writes Poem.”   See here: http://writersalmanac.publicradio.org/index.php?date=2008/04/24

Keep writing

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


Poetry is Everything


Christopher J. Jarmick is a Seattle based Author, very active in the Northwest Poetry Community.  His latest book is called  IGNITION; Poem Starters, Septolets, Statements & Double Dog Dares. Click on it to find out more about it.


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