NaPoWriMo Day 6 for April 6, 2016

April 5, 2016

“A big enough artist, I say, can eat anything,

must eat everything and then alchemize it.

Only the feeble writer is afraid of expansion.”

Anaïs Nin

DAY 6  – NaPoWriMo Prompt for  April 6, 2016

Welcome to Day 6 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:

For this prompt you have to be flexible. Write a yoga poem, specifically include as many yoga poses in the poem that you can, but try not to use the names of yoga poses as yoga poses. Down Dog is a yoga pose, so the example would be I said down dog to my neighbor’s pomeranian and my girlfriend slapped me. Click here for the pocket yoga site for names of poses. 

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 4 PROMPT POEM  (alternate lines of instructions with original lines of poetry)


By Christopher J. Jarmick

“Spontaneity is key, I’m sure of it,” she said.

The base is just 2x4s screwed together in rectangular sections.

Primal scream. Throw paint at the canvas.  Roll down the hill like an 8 year old.

We used shims to level out the base, attached 1x6s against the wall.

Go to ‘little falls’ in Minnewaska, strip off your clothes like it’s 1974.

We use 1x2s for the face of our cabinets, 1x2s are actually 1.5” wide so when                               centered on the ¾” plywood there is approximately 3/8” left on the side therefore since the cabinet face is 48” wide the outside dimensions is actually 47.25” (48″-2×3/8”)

Dive into the cold clear mountain pool at the base of little falls.                                                           Run, jump on the rope, then let go – let the hell go!

For the overall height of the cabinet of 39” reduce it by the height of the base 3.5”, reduce it again-

Pull over to the side of the road by the old red barn.

The plywood cuts we needed were as follows: 47.25″x21.25″ and 34″x21.25″

Kevin Mooneyham once drove up to a poetry reading in Seattle, from Eugene without stopping to eat and half improvised spontaneous poems to several impressionistic paintings.  I miss him already. (RIP)

Make sure the cabinets have solid 90 degree angles. Use wood glue, finish nails and                            2” wood screws to attach them.

Lie down on the ground, look up into the sky.  Breathe.


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