NaPoWriMo Day 12 for April 12, 2016

April 11, 2016

“Writers don’t write from experience,

although many are hesitant to admit that they don’t. …

If you wrote from experience,

you’d get maybe one book, maybe three poems.

Writers write from empathy.”

Nikki Giovanni

DAY 12  – NaPoWriMo Prompt for  April 12, 2016  

Welcome to Day 12 of the NaPoWriMo challenge.  Use these prompts to inspire you to write a poem each and every day of April.  It’s my birthday and per the tradition this prompt is movie-related.

Describe the plot of one of your favorite movies in an oblique poetic way.  It should not be particularly obvious what movie the poem is about (unless you’re a movie-nut/aficionado).  So don’t use the title of the movie or recognizable character or actor names in the poem (and avoid famous movie quotes too).   At the end of the poem feel free to identify the movie…outside of the poem itself.  Anyway you want to approach this works (maybe try a persona for instance).

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 10 Prompt Poem   (Triversen)

Another perfect day

By Christopher J. Jarmick


Another perfect day;

entitlement class lunch,

stroll on crushed gravel


Horses riders pause on Derby Creek

for conversation about Paradise Lake

and it all feels right.


40 minute stroll

trail to roadside

past little winery tasting rooms


Yellow, neon, light and dark,

ever, blue, deep, speckled,

a thousand shades of green.


Perforated clouds, blue

shows through the cotton ball puffs,

now here comes the sun


Cool breeze, alder and pine

firewood smells,

shadows on my  notebook


In garden of grasses, shrubs,

trees, rhododendrons, and crowded tulips

we separately create, together.


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