NaPoWriMo Day 12 for April 12, 2016April 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
shadows on my notebook
In garden of grasses, shrubs,
trees, rhododendrons, and crowded tulips
we separately create, together.