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Day 45: Freewriting Prompt

I'm linking to a post by a friend of mine today. She posted a freewriting prompt for NaPoWriMo:

WildViolet.net - Freewrite

Day 44: NaPoWriMo

Another poetry challenge taking place this month is NaPoWriMo, NaNoWriMo's lyric little sister. I'm more familiar with PAD, but here are some other resources I found while poking around for National Poetry Month:

NaPoWriMo 2014 Wordpress


Day 43: Poem-A-Day Challenge

It's National Poetry Month, and one way to celebrate is by participating in the Poem-A-Day Challenge at Writer's Digest. I tried it and Camp NaNoWriMo together last year and didn't last very long with PAD, so I'm going to focus on poetry this year and hopefully read and write at least one poem each day.

2014 April PAD Challenge: Guidelines

2014 April PAD Challenge: FAQs (and Tips)

2014 April PAD Challenge: Day 1

Day 42: Prose/Poetry Article

I have not read this yet, so I hope it's good! I just got in, very late, and am posting this to read later. I figured I would share with you & continue trying to post daily!

Daryl Farmer: To Write Good Prose, Learn To Love Poetry


Day 41: Sunday Share Post

Share a poem!

Sorry about falling off the wagon so horribly. I knew that would happen. Having 2 jobs is just whooping my butt. I need posting help! I'm going to try to buckle down for April being National Poetry Month though.

Day 38: Poem for a Breastfeeding Mother...

Very sorry to have dropped the ball so completely! I've been dealing with some unexpected personal issues this past week, and I've not had time for much internet at all, let alone researching posts. I'll try to stay on the ball more now. No empty promises, but I'll at least try. I will try to go through all of my old poetry alerts and find interesting things to share, since I'm probably too far behind for catching up 3 or however many 'this week in poetry' posts.

Here's something that a friend shared with me. Poetry & breastfeeding - two of my favorite things! :D

A Poem for the Breastfeeding Mom Who Was Called a 'Tramp' - this link has two poems, really, and I recall seeing the second video before.

Day 37: Tanka

The Japanese tanka is a thirty-one-syllable poem, traditionally written in a single unbroken line. A form of waka, Japanese song or verse, tanka translates as "short song," and is better known in its five-line, 5/7/5/7/7 syllable count form.

From Poetic Form: Tanka

See also:


Tanka resources at AhaPoetry.com

Day 36: Ode

Ode on Wiki


Are there any odes you particularly like? Feel free to share examples in the comments.