NaPoWriMo Day 3, April 3, 2016

April 2, 2016

“Play around. Dive into absurdity and write.

Take chances. You will succeed if

you are fearless of failure.

Natalie Goldberg

DAY 3  – NaPoWriMo Prompt for  April 3, 2016 

Welcome to Day 3 of the NaPoWriMo challenge.  Use these prompts to inspire you to write a poem each and every day of April.

Today’s Prompt is from Brendan McBreen (of Auburn, Wa., who has suggested several prompts that I will be using this year)

Your poetic destiny is written in the stars! Or rather on a Tarot card. Go to  this site here  (if you don’t have your own deck) and pick a card, any card, then write a poem based on the card you chose. Your poem can be part ekphrastic based on the imagery on the card or it can be based entirely on the advice your chosen card elicits.

Ekphrastic poetry info here.

For those living anywhere near Western Washington you might want to look at the new 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 the NaPoWriMo posts.

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



My Day 1 Prompt poems using these 12 words:

Dime, dreary, nebulous, skin, work, discussion,

elated, heavenly, selective, press, alluring, volatile


Dreary gray nebulous clouds overhead.

Outside work selective discussion interrupted

as a possibly pressing volatile situation unfolded;

an alluring woman baring too much skin rushes past

suddenly stops, picks up a dime.

She’s elated with this heavenly sign and smiles.


My skin itches as dreary volatile work discussions

pressing me to accept a less than alluring, nebulous selective.

Then a wave of heavenly elation passes through me….

Unemployed and barely a dime to my name,

but FREE!


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