DAY 30 – NaPoWriMo Prompt for Sunday, April 30, 2017
“Perfumes are the feelings of flowers.”
― Heinrich Heine
The final day, the final prompt for NaPoWriMo 2017! Hope you stretched and had a good
creative work-out and started a daily habit involving writing!
Day 30 Prompt
Choose 4 lines from what you have written in the last 29 days. These lines become lines 1,3,5, and 8. Write new material for the 2nd , 4th , 6th and 7th lines to create your final NaPoWrimo 2017 poem.
1 Previously Written Line
3 Previously written line
5 Previously Written line
8- Previously written line
“To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work.”
― Mary Oliver
The 28th prompt suggested by Brendan McBreen was to write a poem about a sandcastle.
Here’s what I wrote
Jersey Shore Sandcastle Builders
By Christopher J. Jarmick
We built them several
for several years in row.
We built them just far
enough from the incoming tide
that within an hour we knew
we would witness their destruction.
My brother and I would make a pile of sand,
then create irrigation
to bring water to our mini moat.
Often there would be an outer wall
Mostly so that we could
watch it disintegrate
a little sooner
than the castle.
we’d only see the beginning
of its end
because we’d built it too grand
and it was time to go.
We didn’t mind,
we would do it again tomorrow
or next summer.
we were older,
and no longer
on the Jersey Shore.
Today BookTree celebrated Independent Bookstore Day. At the end of the day, several contributors to The Nasty Women Project read their work and signed books. The proceeds from the book support Planned Parenthood. Here’s a group picture of The Nasty Women and the co-owner of BookTree bookstore in Kirkland.