NaPoWriMo Day 1 Prompt for Monday April 1, 2013 March 31, 2013March 31, 2013
“There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you
it’s going to be a butterfly.
– Buckminster Fuller
“How does one become a butterfly” she asked pensively. “You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.”
– Trina Paulus
It’s the NaPoWriMo head start program. We get a jump this Easter Sunday on the beginning of NaPoWriMo 2013. It begins on April Fool’s Day. So be fearless enough to be foolish enough to participate and take up the challenge to write a poem each and every day of April. 30 poems in 30 days. Write as many and as often as you can.
Look at yesterday’s posting for info of interest on NaPoWriMo.
Roll up those sleeves…it’s time to get writing.
Topic: Hawaiian Shirts
(Good thing to wear on April Fool’s Day…and so let’s write about them)
Let’s call this an ekphrastic poem challenge. Instead of a painting or photograph (or video or other art-work) the challenge is letting one or more Hawaiian Shirts, or the idea of Hawaiian Shirts inspire you to write a poem. Feel free to write it in any style or form or no form. Tomorrow evening a prompt for Tuesday.
I really like this essay Notes on Ekphrasis at the poets.org website. You might enjoy reading this brief history of Ekphrasis. Might give you some ideas on approaching this challenge or inspire you in other ways.
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 writer, 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.