NaPoWriMo for April 4, 2017

April 3, 2017

DAY 4  – NaPoWriMo Prompt for  Tuesday April 4, 2017


“Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee

And I’ll forgive Thy great big one on me.”

Robert Frost


Welcome to Day 4 of NaPoWriMo.   The Day 1 post  (March 31 post date) tells you more about NaPoWriMo if you are new to this.  And if you are new to this – Welcome.


Today’s prompt is one suggested by Brendan McBreen


Write a poem in the voice of an extinct animal.

Any style you would like.

“Trees are poems the earth writes upon the sky, We fell them down and                               turn them into paper,                                                                                                                    That we may record our emptiness.”

Kahlil Gibran


Day 2  Prompt Poem

Here’s the Poem I wrote to Brendan’s suggestion – write a repetitive poem


Not just a prompt poem

By Christopher J. Jarmick

Any form, any style,

Any style, any form

Just use repetition

Perhaps repeat yourself

Any form, any style can be used

With this prompt suggested by

Brendan McBreen.


“That’s cheating,” she said

“Cheating?” he gasped.

“Yes, Cheating!” she insisted.

“It’s not cheating at all!”

“Sure it is, you can’t just repeat the prompt.”  She said

“I wrote the little prompt poem,” he said

“But you can’t just repeat what you wrote

as the prompt for the prompt poem and

consider the prompt poem done!”

He smiled.


Keep Writing!


One comment

  1. […] today between the Writer’s Digest suggestion to write a beginning or ending poem, and the POETRYisEVERYTHING prompt to write a poem in the voice of an extinct animal. The first that came to mind was passenger […]

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