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NaPoWriMo Prompts for April 22 and April  23 and some prompt poems!

April 21, 2019

“You should write because you love the shape of stories and sentences and the creation of different words on a page. Writing comes from reading, and reading is the finest teacher of how to write.”Annie Proulx

Oh my!  Less than 10 to go!  If you are just starting….welcome and enjoy being part of NaPoWriMo!  If you’ve been playing along for a while, I hope the prompts are inspiring and challenging. Maybe you are even writing something different than anything you’ve written before.  This is good!

Prompt for April 22    (write poem to this prompt on April 22nd  )

“A good writer possesses not only his own spirit but also the spirit of his friends.”Friedrich Nietzsche

Write a recipe poem.

Make it read like a detailed recipe but the poem shouldn’t have

anything to do with cooking or baking.

Keep Writing!

Prompt for April  23   (write poem to this prompt on April 23rd )

There’s no such thing as writing too much – as long as you only keep 10 percent of it.  –  Christopher J. Jarmick

From Brendan McBreen –  fun with words and stuff

pick four words, random is good

now write a poem in the form of a conversation between

a mythological character and an inanimate object

make sure those four words repeat throughout

If you’ve been writing more than a few months and sincerely believe everything you write has value you’re delusional and should seek help immediately. –  Christopher J. Jarmick

Happy Poeming!

Prompt 17 

So start your poem with 1 three syllable word

Line 2: use 3 words and two three syllable words

Line 3:  6 words with  3  three syllable words

Line 4:  9 words with  4 three syllable words.

Stanza 2

Line 5   a line with 6 words and 3  three syllable words

Line 6:   A line with  3 words  and 2 three syllable

Line 7: Last line  1  3 syllable word.

Threemation

By Christopher J. Jarmick

Difficult

creative challenging puzzle

dividing syllables with laser focused consciousness

demonstrate, implement, stimulate new idea perhaps a unique form.

 

Overcome poetic objection, release the muse

Realize and recognize

potential.

Prompt 18 – choose word that is tattooed on your forehead include it

at least 3x in your poem, try to make it the third word in every third line of poem.

 

Forgive

By Christopher J. Jarmick

 

Others like you

have imperfections

and faults. Forgive them

 

Slights big and small

Are made every day

Remember to forgive. Often.

 

Memories weigh you down

as much as possessions

when you forgive ,the load lightens.

 

Be unstuck in time

Flexible and understanding

You just forgive, stretch to the sky.

 

I hope you realize

on my forehead in invisible ink

Tattoo reading forgive, a reminder.

 

The tattoo is for me and you because

best advice is one you also follow and

I must forgive myself too.

 

Prompt 19

Mix up some well- known quotes use three to (not more) than five words at a time (credit quotes used)

Quoted

by Christopher J. Jarmick

Do unto others                             (Matthew 7:12)

Stay drunk on writing                (Ray Bradbury)

Rejoice with the truth                  (1 Cor 13  4 – 13  )

Jump off cliffs                                 (Ray Bradbury)

Fear no evil                                      (Psalm 23)

Stuff your eyes with wonder        (Ray Bradbury)

walk through fire                            (Isaiah 43:2)

don’t ask for guarantees               (Ray Bradbury)

Be strong and courageous.            (Joshua 1:9)

pretend you’re not teaching          (Ray Bradbury)

stand your ground                          (Ephesians 6:  14)

You must read books                      (Ray Bradbury)

be not dismayed                              (Isaaih 41:10)

write every single day                    (Ray Bradbury)

Love with all your soul                    (Mark 12:30)

Ideas lie everywhere through poetry   (Ray Bradbury)

incline your heart to understanding   (Proverbs 2)

Read poetry every day                   (Ray Bradbury)

Run with perseverance                  (Hebrews 12 1-2)

Poetry is evidence of life.               (Leonard Cohen)

 

Poem Starter 1419 (inspired by quote prompt)

By Christopher J. Jarmick

Family:

Can’t live

with/out

them.

 

EXTRA WRITE

Know Love Now

By Christopher J. Jarmick

Know

Love

Know how to

Love

Love

Love

Know how

How to know

Love

To know

Love

Now who to

Love?

Do you know

how to love

too?

Prompt for April 20

Write 2 or 4 NAANI  poems.   The NAANI  form (4 lines 20 to 25 syllables) is one of India’s most popular Telegu poem forms introduced by Dr. N. Gopi .

Naani Poems

By Christopher J. Jarmick

             1.

The place between

twilight and moon rise

nostalgia ignites

a newborn passion

2.

This time pledge that

each moment will

be appreciated

take nothing for granted

3.

Choose carefully

words do matter

though some squander

precious this poetry.

4.

Each season brings

new life and sheds

new light on all

the shadows of heart.

 

Prompt for April 21    – negative write a poem describing a subject by only what the subject is not

X-Ray

By Christopher J. Jarmick

This thing is not what you

think it is.

You would not even care

if you did know what it was

unless you knew me

very well.

This thing is not what

you think it is.

A lethargic winter’s night

does not compare.

The rotting blooms

of flowers never pruned

in late autumn.

Who does it represent?

Not anyone you know.

I thought I knew once,

but everyone is complex

and not always sure of

what they want..

This thing is not what you

think it is.

I almost got rid of it

several times,

but because it is part

of my personal history

I keep it.

This thing takes up no room

requires no maintenance

is almost never seen.

Curiosity makes you wonder

now, but you’ll forget about it

soon enough.

This thing is not what you

think it is.

 

KEEP WRITING!!!

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