NaPoWriMo Day 4 Prompt for April 4, 2016

April 3, 2016

“I think that perhaps if I had had to slow down

 the ideas so that I could capture them on paper

 I might have stifled some of them.”

― J.K. Rowling

DAY 4  – NaPoWriMo Prompt for  April 4, 2016  

Welcome to Day 4 of the NaPoWriMo challenge.  Use these prompts to inspire you to write a poem each and every day of April.

Another prompt suggested by Striped Water Poet (of Auburn, WA.) Brendan McBreen:

Find the instructions for something (an Ikea instruction works well) and write a poem that alternates a line of instructions and lines of poetry.

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 the NaPoWriMo posts.

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



My DAY 2  PROMPT Poem    (regarding compassion, empathy)

Delicate butterfly, tiny hummingbird

a puppy tied to a bike rack, tail wagging — waiting

I see a heron on my walk,

a red-tail hawk above.

I think of my ex-wife and daughters’ unconditional love

kindness, support.

Everyday a gift.

Accept the goodness.

Do unto others as you would

have them do unto you.

Forgive, and be there for others

when you are needed.

Ella singing “Somebody to Watch Over Me.”

A tender touch.

Delicate butterfly

tiny hummingbird.


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