NaPoWrimo April 19, 2012 Day 19/30April 18, 2012
Thursday April 19th, 2012 NaPoWriMo Day 19
Wow. Still writing a poem every day? Most days? Re-start if you stopped… start today and write a poem a day….
Perfectionism kills creativity. Agonizing over every word, every sentence screeches the process to a halt.
Yes, edit, revise. But no one is perfect… not even YOU and your writing ain’t perfect neither! –CJJ
For career writers consistency counts, You get there by writing each and every day. Some write a few words a day, some 500 to 1,000 or more. Some days, writing a poem a day even with prompts… even with prompts I’m making up is tough to do. I want my poems to be better than they are. Always. I don’t really like showing brand new poems that haven’t rested a few weeks or months and been revised several times but I gave myself permission a long time ago that I wouldn’t get completely obsessed with the tiniest of details…but rather keep going, keep producing work, keep challenging my creativity. Flaws are usually more interesting anyway.
So today’s Prompt suggests you assemble and put together today’s Poem from other sources. There’s original creativity here but not because you’re writing anything.
Pick two sources: Newspaper, Blog Post, Novel, Long Poem, Play, Book or Movie Review,
Create a poem of at least 10 lines using words from your sources. Use words as they appear in your source from 2 to 5 words. Don’t move the words around. Do not add ANY additional words. If you can’t make them fit together without adding extra words… figure out another way to put your words together. Never use more than 5 words in order from your sources. Try to avoid making this a list poem. If you can’t avoid it, you can add in an article (a, an, and, the etc). Try not to…but it’s okay if you need to do this.
Day 18 Prompt Poems (ephrastic poem)
Pollock’s Number 9
By Christopher J. Jarmick
Eyes burned by sun
Dancing with paint
By Teresa Jarmick
She sits patiently
While her silent mother
Seaside blue safe
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