“The artist deals with what cannot be said in words.
The artist whose medium is fiction does this in words.
The novelist says in words what cannot be said in words.”
― Ursula K. Le Guin
DAY 30 – NaPoWriMo Prompt for April 30, 2016
Welcome to Day 30 of the NaPoWriMo challenge. This is it! NaPoWriMo 2016 will soon be a thing of the past. I hope you’ve been challenged, and inspired to write a little more than usual these past 30 days and flexed your writing muscles a bit in the process. Special thanks to Brendan McBreen (of Auburn, WA) who suggested several prompts I’ve included this year. I am juggling lots of things (projects and personal stuff) and his help in prompt-making was greatly appreciated.
I have recently created a Writing Prompt page that I’ll be more prompts to. So if you want or NEED a writing prompt…feel free to use one or more of them. WRITING PROMPT PAGE HERE
DOUBLE DOWN ….. Two Prompts….
The 30th Prompt for NaPoWriMo 2016 Part 1:
I attended the Kevin Young lecture at Hugo House (on the 28th) where he talked about ‘voice’ and ‘tone’ and many other things too. At the end of the Q and A he was asked to throw out a poetry challenge. Basically, he suggested writing an “I” poem…but eliminating “I” from it, perhaps turn it inside out, question the writing of an “I” poem as you create it… play with shifting the tone of the poem.
So let’s do that….write an “I” poem without using “I” and/or create a subversive dialogue of the writing of an “I” poem within the poem you create.
The 30th Prompt Part 2:
Create a poem made up of lines that you used in poems you have written recently (preferably NaPoWriMo poems you have been writing). Create three 4 to 6 line stanzas made up of previously written lines.
I will post mine tomorrow!!!!
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 29 Prompt Poem (Path-Crosser)
Things (A Path-Crosser)
By Christopher J. Jarmick
When we think of rooms
we see them full
of things collected.
Things stuck in time
representing moments passed,
allowing instant access.
What happens now?
We loved our things; We let go of the things
succumbed to sentimentality so they won’t control us.
We are vulnerable enough When we see rooms full of things
without the weight of things we can remember our places
But we succumb to their allure How we let them go. . .
Let them weaken us. We were more than our things.