NaPoWriMo Day 4 Prompt for April 4, 2016April 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
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.