NaPoWriMo Day 20 for April 20,2016

April 19, 2016

“Dive again and again into the river of uncertainty.

Create in the dark, only then can you recognize the light.”

Jyrki Vainonen

DAY 20  – NaPoWriMo Prompt for  April 20, 2016

Welcome to Day 20 of the NaPoWriMo challenge.  Use these prompts to inspire you to write a poem each and every day of April.

You will notice that I’ll be suggesting 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


Cascade, a form created by Udit Bhatia, is all about receptiveness, but in a smooth cascading way like a waterfall.

What’s a Cascade?  Click here to get the rules and see examples or go here:

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 18 Prompt Poem  (TriQuatrain)

“Wait I do love Bonnie Rait!”

Relearning to cope

Boating on a lake or in a pool floating

Sky full of hope


False start, shutup, have a heart

Can’t show you how

Lost the rhyme, no nick of time

Can’t help you now


The storm is over, new norm arriving

Still sort of sad,

busted -I could’ve been the best trusted friend

that you ever had


Never miss a chance to steal a kiss

Let’s give them something to talk about

Tender touch, what’s too much

Glowing smile and a big joyful shout

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