Tuesday, November 1, 2011

NaPoWriMo poem prompts 2011 (not used)


4/2 Write an epigraph poem

Words form the thread on which we string our experiences.

—Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

RLB: use an epigraph to kickstart your poem. That is, use a quotation. You can use a favorite of your own, or if you’re having trouble thinking of one, I’ve provided a few below. To format an epigraph poem, a poet places the quotation between the title and the body of the poem, while also giving credit to the source of the quotation.

Example quotations:

“Our homes are on our backs and don’t forget it,” -Molly Peacock

“Always forgive your enemies–nothing annoys them so much.” -Oscar Wilde

“Every noble work is at first impossible.” -Thomas Carlyle

“Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.” -Jim Carrey“

A friend doesn’t go on a diet because you are fat.” -Erma Bombeck


Molly Fisk: and when we returned after a month...


11/5 write an addict poem.
There are lots of possible addictions out there–some of them serious and some of them not so much. For instance, there are times when I think I’m addicted to work and pop (“pop” is what we call soda or cola in Ohio, where I was raised). Anyway, I realize today’s prompt might stir up some skeletons for some folks. For instance, I doubt I would’ve ever written my poem today without this prompt to prompt me.


11/7 Love poem/anti love poem prompt

RLB two options:
Write a love poem.
Write an anti-love poem.


MF Write a poem for a pigeon (flying rat or squirrel clichés not allowed!!)

Or use these starter lines:
my favorite restaurant is now a ...


11/10 paranormal poem

Write a paranormal poem. In case you’re unsure, click here for a thorough definition of the term “paranormal.”
Write a normal poem. I’m not sure what a normal poem is, but if you do (and you want to write one), go for it!


MF Or use these starter lines:
 kiss me in the back of…
I would rather have…
11/11/11

Remember the eleventh hour of the eleventh day in 1918 when the guns fell silent on the Western Front in Europe,

repunit palindrome the last one for this century - until 3011


Today is 11/11/11, so today’s prompt is to write a poem involving math and/or numbers (I realize the higher you go in math the more abstract it gets). Anyway, have fun poeming today, because we won’t get to all meet up here again on 11/11/11 for another 100 years.


How to live like a ____________ in ____________
(how to live like a rock star in Buenos Aries.)
Rain on Sunday.
Fortune cookie.

The problem with puzzles

11/14  write a kind poem. 
My interpretation of this prompt is that the poem should either be kind or somehow involve kindness in it–one way or the other. I suppose the poem could also involve cruelty–as long as there is some form of kindness somewhere. But if you feel the need to stretch the prompt, go for it.

I am feeling a bit peckish today.


11/15 write a deadly and dangerous poem. Or you could write just a deadly poem. Or you could write a just dangerous poem. Feel free to poem on the wild side today!

Two prompts: Nov 15 — Everything seems to break at once.


Nov 16 — Write a poem for a pigeon (flying rat or squirrel clichés not allowed!!)


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