NaPoWriMo WEEKEND PROMPTS Saturday and Sunday, 4/14 – 4/15, 2012

April 13, 2012

NaPoWriMo WEEKEND PROMPTS Day 14 & 15 of 30

Since my schedule will keep me off computer …here’s the weekend prompts for Saturday and Sunday..

Happy Writing!!!!!

NaPoWriMo. Saturday April 14, 2012 Day 14/30

You will write if you will write without thinking of the result in terms of a result, but think of the writing in terms of discovery, which is to say that creation must take place between the pen and the paper, not before in a thought or afterwards in a recasting…It will come if it is there and if you will let it come.“–Gertrude Stein

Septolet sep- toe- lay Day again!!! You wrote a couple last week… right? Let’s do a couple more.

This time I want one that references, appreciates and/or describes a really good plate of food.

AND ANOTHER one that’s about a movie, song or TV program in some way (without using the name).

Write 2 or 4 Septolets today…. At Least one in both of these suggested styled….if you are so inclined and up to the challenge of course.

Word Septolet

Septolet 1: Total of 14 words in 7 lines, no line should have more than three words. The poem should relate to one subject, object, thought or feeling. The first four lines create a coherent picture or thought, the last three lines create another. Each could stand separately, but both are related.

Syllable Septolet

Septolet 2: Line 1 has one syllable, Line 2 has two, Line 3 has 3, Line 4 has 4 syllables, space, Line 5 has 3, Line 6 has 2, Line 7 has one syllable. Poem should relate to one thought, feeling, object, place.

The origin of the Septolet –a French form is not completely known. It’s most likely origin is based in music since a septuplet is a group of seven notes played in a very specific way. It’s a member of the musical tuplet family—the most common one in use: the triplet. The septuplets (septolets or septimoles) usually indicate 7 notes in the duration of 4—or in compound meter 7 for 6—but may sometimes be used to mean 7 notes in the duration of 8.

In the poetic form however meter is not required so the music connection is perhaps NOT correct. The form has evolved as a sort of European/American Haiku . The more formal version is with syllables, the less formal derivation (American) is with words of any syllable length. 7 lines broken into two stanzas. The first stanza is 4 lines. Then a blank line. Then three more lines. The formal version uses 14 syllables, the informal version uses 14 words. You can order the words 1, 2,3,3, BREAK 2, 2, 1 if you would like or you can simply use a total of 14 words with some lines having up to three words and others having one or all lines having two words.
Happy writing!!!!




Not a Fear in the world
By Christopher J. Jarmick

I fly…High
within my cluttered
always well-lit Space
Of good luck charms
Feng shui placed furniture

Washing my hands
Everyone watches
knowing far too much about me already,
but I dare not
make a speech,
strike a match
or vist any public places.

Teresa’s Poem will be posted Sunday Night.

©2012 Christopher J. Jarmick All Rights Reserved

DAY 15 !!!!!!
Sunday, April 15th, 2012 NaPoWriMo Day 15

For poetry, he’s past his prime,
He takes an hour to find a rhyme;
His fire is out, his wit decayed,
His fancy sunk, his muse a jade.
I’d have him throw away his pen,
But there’s no talking to some men. — Jonathan Swift


Let a news story from the last few days inspire a poem. Any form, any style but definitely topical. News, Sports, Features, Op-Ed but make sure it’s current, topical, timely. Write your poem so we get the gist of what inspired it. Any Form, Any style, write it!

Day 14 and 15 Prompt Poems will be posted Sunday Night.

The root of the word Poetry is from the Greek ποιέω (poieō), “‘I
make’”). , poiesis, meaning a “making” or ‘creation’
Poetry is Everything
©2012 Christopher J. Jarmick All Rights Reserved


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