NaPoWriMo Day 17 Prompt for April 17, 2016April 16, 2016
“Bird by bird, buddy.
Just take it bird by bird.”
― Anne Lamott
DAY 17 – NaPoWriMo Prompt for April 17, 2016
Welcome to Day 17 of the NaPoWriMo challenge. Use these prompts to inspire you to write a poem each and every day of April.
For the next few days I’ll be using some new and unusual forms as prompts. These forms have been collected at the shadow poetry site. Since I want to honor copyrights I will be posting links to the site for you to read about the suggested form prompts and see examples of poems written in that form
Write a Tableau Poem (the form was created by Emily Romano in October of 2008).
What’s a Tableau Poem? Go here. Click on this or go here: http://www.shadowpoetry.com/resources/wip/tableau.html
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 15 Prompt Poem (Azalea Names)
Swigging down the Hershey’s Red, Herbert
remembered Nancy of Robin Hill and the way
Her fingers delicately played Nocturno
on the purple piano. “Should have
married that fireball,” he mused loudly
enough that Caroline looked over. “Who?”
“Just on cloud nine.”
“Kiss the top of Everest for me,” Leslie quipped.
A red sunset fading into lilac lights
made them nostalgic for the days of glamour,
once enjoyed on Gibraltar too many years ago.
(Names: Hershey’s Red, Herbert, Nancy of Robin Hill,
Nocturno, purple, fireball, Caroline, Cloud Nine, Everest, Leslie,
Red,red sunset, lilac lights, glamour, Gibraltar.)