NaPoWriMo Day 9 Prompt for April 9,2016

April 8, 2016

“Cheat your landlord if you can and must,

but do not try to shortchange the Muse. It cannot be done.

You can’t fake quality any more than you can fake a good meal.”

William S. Burroughs

DAY 9  – NaPoWriMo Prompt for  April 9, 2016  


Welcome to Day 9 of the NaPoWriMo challenge. Whether you are just starting out or already addicted, welcome.  I hope these prompts help inspire you (and challenge you) to write a poem each and every day of April.

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

Write a Kasa

A Kasa (aka Gasa) is a Korean form of eight syllable lines in two four syllable parts. The really interesting thing about a Kasa is the rhymes required, they are not end rhymes but the first syllables of each line is supposed to rhyme with one another. There is no set pattern, just make sure all the first syllables rhyme with at least one other first syllable.

River Kasa (aka Gasa)

By Christopher J. Jarmick

reed river flows, bubbling blood red

leaving traces, through green forest

reflecting this, troubled cold life

refreshing healed, bold ,scattered

rekindling fires, hearts free again

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.



Day 7 Prompt Poem   (2 ‘Chinese’ Quatrains)


Father forgive this awful mortal sin.

Powder of conqueror root, good luck pin.

Both bases are covered and I must remember

the boys of summer recovene every September.



Kids screaming, misbehaving, running loose

Dad’s yelling; mom’s at the mall, it’s no use

They love you but are not your friends.

A few months later, broken toe mends.

  1. 3rd line from a journal
  2. 3rd line from an unpublished poem

I am honored to have participated in Christal Rice Cooper’s Poetry Month project.  113 poets (and counting) from around the world shared thoughts and often pictures about the relationship of sacred places and writing.  Check it out by clicking here. Excellent reading!

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