NaPoWriMo Day 15 Prompt for April 15, 2016

April 14, 2016

“The worst thing you can do is censor yourself

 as the pencil hits the paper. You must not edit until

 you get it all on paper.

If you can put everything down, stream-of-consciousness,

you’ll do yourself a service.”

Stephen Sondheim


DAY 15  – NaPoWriMo Prompt for  April 15, 2016

Welcome to Day 15 of the NaPoWriMo challenge. HALF-WAY DONE!  How are you doing?  Never too late to begin the challenge.  Use these prompts to inspire you to write a poem each and every day of April.

Create a poem 10 lines or longer using 10 Azalea/Rhododendron variety names.  Click here for an A to Z list.  

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 13 Prompt Poem  (a favorite quote or two to inspire a poem)

Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.

Carl Sandburg

You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.

Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing


Chasing the Echo

By Christopher J. Jarmick


The last light of the day paints the clouds

before the monochromatic spectrum

celebrates shadows.


In the quiet,

thoughts scream,

until breath by breath

we calm and listen

to our heart.


It is in dark desperation,

with little to lose,

we listen to the music of the air;

taste forgiveness;

touch color;

and find the creativity needed

to see the light.


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