NAPOWRIMO day #26 “Free Write”

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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 • the NAPOWRIMO site and • 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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31 responses to “NAPOWRIMO day #26 “Free Write”

  1. The link won’t copy again, but just click on my name to find Kilner jars et al

    • writersisland

      Hi Viv — Here is a link to your “kilner jars” poem done as a hyperlink… Kilner Jars.

      What you want to be creating is called a “hyperlink” Viv. CLICK HERE and you can practice how… Be patient and I know you will be able to do it… 🙂

      NOTE: remember, to get the http:// code string required to create the hyperlink, just click on the title of any of your poems, look in the ‘address box’ at the top of the page, and the entire http:// code string will be available. Copy it completely and exactly, CHANGING NOTHING. That is what you insert in the hyperlink as shown in the tutorial to which I have directed you. Go for it Vivl… 🙂

      • On my own computer at home I can do it in the blink of an eye – but on this computer it doesn’t seem to work. But many thanks for trying, Rob.

        and I’ve also posted a Riddle poem for yesterday’s Napo prompt.

      • PS, I went to your tutorial, and to this technincompoop it was as clear as mud. At home, all I do is hover over the title and it goes red, rightclick and the dropdown window says “copy hyperlink”, and click again. On this computer it doesn’t give me that option.

      • writersisland

        That was why I steered you to that ‘relatively’ simple way to do it manually, on any computer… 🙂 ALSO, the ‘right click’ method you use doesn’t give you a pure hyperlink, it actually only copies the URL, which is only a part of the pure hyperlink.

        They both work, but here’s the difference in how they look…

        • pure hyperlink: Kilner Jars

        • URL only:

        …and with the pure ‘targeted’ hyperlink, it opens in a separate page, so you aren’t steered away from the page you are viewing.

  2. I really liked this when I posted it last week. I thought I would feature it here.


    Try this, if you like spam. I couldn’t make head nor tail of Rob’s instructions, bless him for trying, so I simply copy-pasted the whole caboodle.

  4. I wrote for Day 26 at Poetic Asides Two for Tuesday prompt: write a Leader poem and/or a Follower poem…

    I’ll be back to read, when able!

  5. Every Tuesday I drive to Maryland to visit my elderly parents, and it takes the whole day so I haven’t done any reading yet. However, I have written and posted a quick response (not much of one) to the “write a leader poem” prompt.


    For now MY DAY. 26 are 7 Poems …..on PA PROMPT LEADER/ FOLLOWER … FIRST OF WHICH TITLED ” neither”. Another titled ” I’ll Show You Mine – You Show me Yours…. Etc……
    Happy poemng…. Long day in this part of the Universe … Sweet dreams


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