NaPoWriMo Day 2 for April 2, 2016

April 1, 2016

“We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled.

The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over

and let the beautiful stuff out. ”

― Ray Bradbury


DAY 2  – NaPoWriMo Prompt for  April 2, 2016  

Welcome to Day 2 of the NaPoWriMo challenge.  Use these prompts to inspire you to write a poem each and every day of April.


Compassion, empathy, sympathy.  What do the words mean to you?

What is the root meaning of those words?   Perhaps watch a couple of  YouTube videos about the subject.  (suggestion  Paul Ekman: The Roots of Empathy and Compassion under 5 minutes, Dacher Keltner Ted Talk on the biological and evolutionary origins of human emotion, with a special concentration on compassion 18 minutes plus, Joan Halifax: Compassion and the true meaning of empathy 13 minutes plus , Daniel Goleman – Leadership and Compassion – Empathy and Compassion in Society 2013 14 minutes plus.

What poem wants to blossom now that you’ve thought of these words or done a little research or watched a YouTube or two about these words?   Write that poem however it wants or needs to be written.

For those living anywhere near Western Washington you might want to look at the Poetry Day of the Week page that you’ll find in the upper right corner under PAGES.   A couple of times this month you may also find my Poetry Northwest announcements in between or below the NaPoWriMo posts.

If you post the poems on your blog or anywhere using this prompt… send me a link.



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