NaPoWriMo 2011 April 1, 2011 Poem, Prompt 30/30

April 1, 2011

The Prompt I used for today was…

Incorporate an unusual use of color into your poem.

I did this in Septolet Form (with Teresa contributing several lines)

Poem 1 :


sunset sky

pink garlic lobster

waiter recommends

bottled black water

polka-dot fries


Poem 2:

Fuchsia sorrow

evergreen tears

flesh-tone grief

door closes

lemon silence

invisible horizon

mountain peek

© 2011

Additional Challenge:

Do this in the Septolet Form.

If you want to have parent/friend contribute some lines, pass a piece of paper back and forth, go for it; have fun

Its NaPoWriMo create a poem a day each and every day of April. Be creative, have fun, stick to it. If I can do this, you can do this.

Septolet Form sep-toe-lay form rules

The Septolet is a poem consisting of seven lines containing fourteen words with a break in between the two parts. First part is 4 lines, second part is 3 lines. It’s okay if a line has 3 words in it, but that means another line will have 2. Both parts deal with the same thought and create a picture.


Line 1 is 1 word, Line 2 is 2 words, Line 3 is 3 words Line 4 is 2 words BREAK Line 5 is 3 words Line 6 is 2 words Line 7 is 1 word.


What does that mean? Write your poem in a particular stylized form. Use an unusual one if possible like a Septolet or something better known like a sonnet.

What are the rules for these forms?

Unusual ones I’ll share with you in case you don’t know and want to try it for yourself. Others can be found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Poetic_form

Feel free to use the same or different prompt or no prompt at all. Okay to use today’s prompt for tomorrow’s poem.






  1. What a great start to NaPoWriMo. Such colorful and lively descriptions. I especially love a “paisley sunset” and “evergreen tears”.


  2. both piece have vivid imagery.

    evergreen tears

    flesh-tone grief..

    keep it up..

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