NaPoWriMo for April 6, 2017

April 5, 2017

DAY 6  – NaPoWriMo Prompt for  Thursday April 6, 2017


“If you have the words, there’s always a chance that you’ll find the way.”

Seamus Heaney


It’s Day 6!   If you need to permission to begin the NaPoWriMo today . . . please do.   Jump right in and write a poem a day along with the tens of thousands of writers and poets around the world who participate in this creative challenge.    Even though what you are writing is a ‘first draft’ of what may or may not be something that will evolve into a good poem, I would encourage you to post some or all of your work.  There’s something about seeing works in progress that winds up inspiring other writers and poets.    (if you do post something based on this prompt- let me know).


Day 6  Prompt  

Today’s prompt as suggested by Brendan McBreen:  Find a piece of music without words, listen to it and write a poem as the words or simply inspired by the piece.




“One should always be drunk. That’s all that matters…But with what? With wine, with poetry, or with virtue, as you chose. But get drunk.”

Charles Baudelaire


Day 4  Prompt Poem

Here’s the poem I wrote to Brendan’s suggested prompt:  Write a poem in the voice of an extinct animal.


By Any Other Name

By Christopher J. Jarmick


“Can the Ethiopian change his skin,

or the leopard his spots?”Jeremiah 13:23

The say a tiger cannot change its stripes.

And what then of the tiger that was never a tiger at all?


Doom our kind with ignorance, encroachment.

I am carnivorous marsupial

with unique dark stripes

confuse me with large dog perhaps

but Tasmanian Tiger?

Tiger not I.

Leave us alone.

You kill what is in your way

what you do not understand.

You let the very last of us

die in the Hobart Zoo (1936),

without even  knowing who we were.

We keep our secret,

our true name

our stripes no more.

Tyger Tyger burning bright,

In the forests of the night . . .*


*William Blake


Keep Writing!


William Blake:   William Blake wiki pd

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