NAPOWRIMO day #2 “Free Write”

During this month of April, which is National Poetry Writing Month (NAPOWRIMO), Writer’s Island will NOT be posting our regular weekly prompts. Our regular weekly prompts will resume Saturday, May 7th.

Instead, this is a “FREE WRITE” day, as will each day be in April. Writer’s Island is NOT suggesting a daily writing prompt during NAPOWRIMO. Please feel free to post a link here in the comments section to whatever poem or poems you may have written today.

Just as this post did today, each day of NAPOWRIMO, the “Free Write” post will open at 12:01 AM US Eastern Daylight Time. The current and the prior day’s post will remain visible on the main blog page. You can access earlier NAPOWRIMO days by selecting April in the “Past Prompts” drop down in right side bar.

Whether you are following specific daily NAPOWRIMO prompts of some sort, or just writing a poem each day (or most/some days) of NAPOWRIMO – please post a link to your poems here. At this time, I know • Poetic Asides and • Big Tent Poetry will be offering prompts for each day. But you don’t need prompts to write a poem each day.

If you wish, please consider Writer’s Island your NAPOWRIMO 2011 ‘linking hub’. Just enter your name and email address in the comments heading, and the URL of whatever poem you’ve written for that day, in the comment box. Nothing else needs to be written in the comment box if you don’t want to.

As always, if you are a first time participant, your first entry will be moderated – after your first time, there will be no more moderating. April is NAPOWRIMO – so poem away and enter your links here. Have fun…!!! 🙂



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43 responses to “NAPOWRIMO day #2 “Free Write”

  1. I usually post from my humor blog. But this post comes from my political satire blog: Political Haiku and Tanka about the economy and political hypocrisy. Thanks for the posting opportunity!

  2. rhiannonproblematising

    Not to a prompt, but inspired by some children I work with:

  3. Neither puddle-wonderful, nor mud-luscious at Scrambled, Not Fried.

    • Brenda, I couldn’t leave a comment on your blog. I loved your erasure poem. My favorite line was: “Tensions bind freedom and reform.” And that last line, perfection.

  4. I’m getting confused: here’s my poem for Poetic Asides Day 1 prompt, my second for today. I think in future I’d best stick with one source of prompts!

    • Viv — I’m with you! One source will be best….but oh, my….so many fun places to go for prompts this month! But to avoid stimulation overload, I think I’m sticking with Poetic Asides. Looking forward to an inspirational month…I’ll be looking for your words. 🙂 ~Paula

    • Viv, believe it or not, I’m “going commando”! That is, prompt-free poetry for the April PAD. I’m finding a freedom in filing through my sheaf of just-begun poems and finally fleshing them out for posting.

      Good luck with the prompts! I read all your stuff anyway, and love your writing. Amy

  5. My response to Poetic Asides prompt for Day Two: Postcard Poem

    …two up, two down…..looking forward to the rest of the month!! : )

  6. So glad you are doing it this way! Here’s mine:

    • I agree. Prompt-free gives us a lot more room to spread our wings. The topics have been incredible from Day One… and if they sneak in a prompt once in a while, I won’t complain!! Nice to see you here, old friend.


  7. I only have one blog. It’s for humor, ranting, mental health issues, matters of incest, hippies, lefties, and the occasional groaner of a pun. This one is (to the best of my knowledge) pun-free, with one possible exception. Can you find it? Amy

    • Wow, Pamelita, usually it’s ME having a Blogspot issue, trying to comment out of WordPress, but as you can see, I adjusted my settings and no longer have to respond to your poetry via email!

      Hope everything works out. Your poem was harrowing but amazing. Amy

  8. I’m still working on pulling myself out of technical writing and into creative writing at my own behest. This one is in part from R.L. Brewer’s postcard prompt.

  9. DAY 2 was a light prompt to write a post-card poem

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