NaPoWriMo Day 2 Prompt for Tuesday April 2, 2013 April 1, 2013

April 1, 2013

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails…explore…dream….discover.
Mark Twain

Technically… today NaPoWriMo begins. You aren’t late… we just got started early.
The Prompt I posted yesterday is for today. You have until midnight to write your April 1st poem (on April 1st).

April 2nd prompt is Tabloid Titles.

You’ve seen the ‘shocking’ ‘outrageous’ ‘scandalous’ headlines on the tabloid newspapers at your grocery store checkout. Use a half-dozen or more words you might see used in tabloid headlines to create your poem today. Your subject should not be the Tabloids themselves and shouldn’t be something you would normally use tabloid style words to describe. Any style, no rules on rhyme, meter or form. Have fun with it.
See the last couple of posts for NaPoWriMo info.

I’ll post my April 1st poem tomorrow….
April 1st Prompt was to write an Ekphrastic poem on Hawaiian Shirts.

Shout out to Brendan who jumped on the first prompt, ( also used and referenced quotes I shared) then wrote and shared the first prompt poem of the year (that I saw).  It’s on his blog here: Elsewhere in the rain

Happy Birthday to my friend in Los Angeles, Brian D. (wonderful writer/journalist but not a poet—yet).

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.

Copyright© Christopher J. Jarmick 2013



  1. Yes, you are right!, you did it! I was looking for some words to motivate my daughter and thought your Poetry Is Everything will help, it did… It is a great exercise to change our troubles, lack of motivation, or just the ugly we encounter daily with beautiful thoughts, put them in written form and savor them… Thanks!

    • Excellent!!! Thanks for the comment and good work in encouraging your daughter to write write write. No wrong way to write, only right way to write is to keep writing. Write on.

  2. So much to learn but so little time to learn it all in.
    How can I motivate others to increase their faith in God?
    What about those with children having mental and emotional problems?
    There seems to be more suffering than loving going on,
    What confusing and perplexing times we live in today.
    Times have changed and there are abundantly more people.
    Progress might be so profound but what are we accomplishing?
    I could go on and on but we all will reach an end.
    Our end we are so afraid of is always in sight.
    So is God if and when we are willing to see things His way.
    They always say what you look for is what you will find.
    God always should be in the center of each picture,

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