We’ve passed the one week mark. I’m so happy to see that so many of you are still going strong!

Our featured participant for Day 8 is Ghazals and more at the bitter wished-for child, which shows how a successful tritina can be built from very simple language and simple words.

Our poet in translation today is Nepal’s Banira Giri. Giri emphasizes the importance of spontaneity in writing poetry, as well as expressing the connection between living things. In this way, her poems navigate between the personal and the political, the lyric “I” and the socially conscious “we.” Some of her poems, translated into English, can be found at the link above, here, and in the online literary journal The Drunken Boat.

And now, for our prompt (optional, as always). It’s Friday, and writing poems isn’t easy! So let’s give ourselves a break with a simple prompt today. Poets have been writing about flowers since, oh, the dawn of time. So today, I challenge you to add your own poem to this long tradition, by finding a flower, and versifying in its honor. Happy writing!

 

91 Responses to Day Eight

  1. […] for NaPoWriMo we have been given the prompt of ‘flowers.’ As it happens, a wrote a poem a couple of […]

  2. […] the Flowers prompt for Day 8, NaPoWriMo […]

  3. […] http://www.napowrimo.net/day-eight-3/ Thank you Marlin.  Your question was so necessary, and transforming.  Like a hippie putting a flower in the soldier’s gun, innocent, but so profound. […]

  4. Eric Erb says:

    https://wordpress.com/post/erbiage.wordpress.com/173

    Thank you for the inspiration, the impetus, to actually do this every day! To be a writer, you must write.

  5. grapeling says:

    to the prompt (as well as the prompt at Real Toads)

    https://grapeling.wordpress.com/2016/04/08/lily-8/

  6. […] In response to Daily Post: Tricky and Napowrimo Day 8. […]

  7. […] Day 8 of NaPoWriMo is about flowers.  Any form is acceptable but today I chose to venture back to the world of haiku.  It’s been a long time since I visited my friends at Carpe Diem, so I decided to join them in writing a haiga about dreams.  Feeling like a bit of an overachiever this morning, I decided to also write a small haiku chain to complement it. […]

  8. Gene says:

    Good morning! When I think of flowers and poetry, my mind immediately thinks of haiku. It’s been so long since I’ve written one that I couldn’t resist.

    https://genesmusings.wordpress.com/2016/04/08/flowers-and-dreams/

  9. […] NaPoWriMo Day 8 prompted us to write a flower poem; Jane’s weekly challenge is to write a cinquain. […]

  10. […] DAY 8: And now, for our prompt (optional, as always). It’s Friday, and writing poems isn’t easy! So let’s give ourselves a break with a simple prompt today. Poets have been writing about flowers since, oh, the dawn of time. So today, I challenge you to add your own poem to this long tradition, by finding a flower, and versifying in its honor. Happy writing! […]

  11. What’s your favourite flower?
    Of this I am assured
    Whichever I see bloomin’
    That one I am preferred

    Awaiting darling crocus
    Despite the falling snow
    Little heads are peeking
    Faces soon will show

    Next will be the primrose
    The cool they do not mind
    Next daffies and the tulips
    Till then I close the blind.

  12. […] for NaPoWriMon prompt day 8, which was about flowers. I often write about flowers, and mention them in, I think, every single […]

  13. Oloriel says:

    I used this prompt to finaly dedicate a whole poem to my favourite flower – carnation.

    https://olorielmoonshadow.wordpress.com/2016/04/08/on-carnations/

  14. Kat Shamash says:

    A single flower can sometimes turn a bad memory into a thing of beauty. To today’s prompt:
    “Bumrungrad Rose”
    http://shamash.typepad.com/shamash/2016/04/bumrungrad-rose.html

  15. […] napowrimo.net prompt is to write a poem about a flower. Since this is about as exciting to me as the seeds thing, since […]

  16. Today I rewrote an old poem I penned when I was only 16. This is me at 49 making fun of that pretentious 16-year-old: http://natasa-summerblues.blogspot.rs/2016/04/sunflowers.html

  17. […] Prompt: I challenge you to add your own poem to this long tradition, by finding a flower, and versifying in …. […]

  18. Listening to Sixties Oldies today. Song title fell right into the prompt:

    https://wojisme.wordpress.com/2016/04/08/where-have-all-the-flowers-gone/

  19. this is not great poetry (but the photos are decent enough) – three rhyming couplets about flowers http://craftygreenpoet.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/floral-poetics.html

  20. Totally had fun turning the “roses are red, violets are blue” trope on its head!

    http://aznseddie.blogspot.com/2016/04/napowrimo-day-8-flowers-about-those.html

  21. Pat R says:

    https://thoughtsandentanglements.wordpress.com/2016/04/08/garden/
    This is off prompt. But I might just be back with something on flowers:)

  22. No flower poem today. I’ve written a sevenling for dVerse Poets Pub. http://wp.me/pEsDX-1iU

  23. […] http://www.napowrimo.net/day-eight-3/   And here’s Maureen with our nice and easy Friday prompt: […]

  24. […] NaPoWriMo Prompt – It’s Friday, and writing poems isn’t easy! So let’s give ourselves a break with a simple prompt today. Poets have been writing about flowers since, oh, the dawn of time. So today, I challenge you to add your own poem to this long tradition, by finding a flower, and versifying in its honor. Happy writing! […]

  25. […] today’s poetry prompt is: a poem about flowers! Of course. How come the “easy” prompts are usually the […]

  26. […] NaPoWriMo’s “Flower prompt” NotaLiteraryJournal’s “Word Salad prompts” Imaginary Garden’s “Women’s Freedom prompt” Elizabeth Koch’s “Everyday Item You Can’t Live Without prompt” Poetic Asides P-A-D “Doodle poems prompt” Adele Kenny’s “Being Alone prompt” 30dpc’s “20min walk prompt” Apparatus Mag’s “Tap Into Your Dreams prompt” Poetry School’s “Afterlife prompt” Mariah Wilson’s “Rewritten Endings prompt” QuillsEdge Press’ “Yearning lays its hands prompt” Kate Foley’s “All About Family prompt” Found Poetry’s “Something You Can’t Remember prompt” The City Quill’s “Plant Perspective prompt” Dear Poet: Write Me’s “Your Opposite prompt” 100 Scope Notes’ “Book Spine Centos prompt” […]

  27. Kristel Rose says:

    Just sharing the poem I wrote today! You can check it here https://kristelrose.wordpress.com/2016/04/08/napowrimo-2016-entry-8/ thanks! ☺

  28. […] poem combining the Sevenling prompt from dVerse Poets Pub yesterday with the flower prompt from NaPoWriMo this […]

  29. Walked out the front door this morning to a myriad of flowers and was inspired to write another sevenling in response to today’s prompt.

    https://lindakruschke.wordpress.com/2016/04/08/sevenling-the-dogwoods-in-bloom/

  30. […] NaPoWriMo prompt is to write a poem about a flower. It didn’t quite go as I hoped. So I wrote about that, […]

  31. […] NaPoWriMo (a flower), Imaginary Garden with Real Toads (women, women’s rights, women’s freedom), […]

  32. […] #NaPoWriMo–Day 8–Prompt: Flower […]

  33. Today I wrote a Haiku Cascade about Dandelions–yes, I consider Dandelions as flowers! :) “Message from a Dandelion” http://leonaslines.com/2016/04/08/message-from-a-dandelion/

  34. I’m on the prompt today, and the one at Imaginary Garden with Real Toads (women, women’s rights, women’s freedom), and Poetic Asides (a doodle), plus I’m writing about attention all month long. :) http://marilyncavicchia.com/2016/04/08/my-mother-was-steadily-bending/

  35. Vijaya says:

    Hi! Thanks for the week plus one of beautiful prompts! Here’s my bouquet of flowers for today’s prompt:

    https://magicsurrealist2013.me/2016/04/08/an-efflorescence-five-flower-poems/

  36. http://www.quiltr.com/?p=14088

    The work is for a moment rewarding
    The work is routine past repetition.

    A week over already! Went by so fast!

  37. Caribou says:

    Floral poem inspired by a premature infant that didn’t make it.

  38. […]  NaPoWriMo day 8 (“finding a flower, and versifying in its honor“). […]

  39. […] Today’s prompt on Day Eight of the National/Global Writing Month challenge: flowers. […]

  40. […] haiku just in case I can’t spend an hour writing/working on a poem. Today’s poetry prompt is to write about flowers so here’s more of those daffodils I wrote about […]

  41. Mar Claudrin says:

    I can’t believe we’re already past the first week point. Yay us :) xx
    Here’s my flower inspired piece for today.

    http://notesfromabinbag.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/dandelions-dread.html

  42. inktuition says:

    Interesting that today’s prompt corresponds with the sudden blooming in my garden. Don’t you love syncronicity…? https://inktuition.net/2016/04/08/my-forgotten-blossom/

  43. […] napowrimo.net prompt for Day 8 of National Poetry Writing Month was to write a poem about a flower. As I always […]

  44. […] You can find all about NaPoWriMo and the prompts I’m following (sometimes) this month HERE. […]

  45. Kiana Donae says:

    Okay so my poem isn’t so much about a flower, but more like the absence of flowers blooming in my area
    https://poetkianadonaeblog.wordpress.com/2016/04/08/day-8-napowrimo-2016/

  46. […] .. for NaPoWriMo, day 8.  […]

  47. […] Day 8 NaPoWriMo 2016 prompt was simply to write about flowers.  Even though, all that needs to be said about Narcissus […]

  48. […] Day 8 of National Poetry Writing Month – the suggested prompt was to honour a flower […]

  49. […] Today’s NaPoWriMo prompt asked us to write about a flower. I love flowers and couldn’t pick just one and attempt to do […]

  50. […] 4/8/16 Description: For Day 8 of NaPoWriMo (yeah I’m keeping up)! Today’s theme was, you guessed it, […]

  51. Crow says:

    Thank you for the garden of prompts. See what I did? I’m not even sorry.
    https://wordsandfeathers.com/2016/04/08/poem-20160408b/

  52. […] day 8. Today was an easy prompt, but that doesn’t necessarily make the writing any easier. I’m liking this poem-a-day […]

  53. […] NaPoWriMo 2016: Day 8 – Flowers […]

  54. Susan says:

    My Day 8 poem:

    Vulnerability* http://susanspoetry.blogspot.com/2016/04/vulnerability.html

    Vulnerable tulip, why don’t you hide?
    Don’t you know pounding rain will destroy you?
    Petals drink, drink, drink despite the tide
    from winded shots of Nature’s abundance.

    I would find shelter, while you say you’d die
    if hidden; that your joy is blooming bright—
    that we who turn from self for safety lie
    and must face storms if ever we want Light.

  55. […] Day 8 prompt: Flower Reference: The smallest among giant flowers […]

  56. […] A haiku written for Day 8 of NaPoWriMo […]

  57. […] Day 8 of NaPoWriMo. Prompt: Write a poem about a flower.  […]

  58. […] Today’s poem prompt. […]

  59. […] This was written using the prompt for 8th April. […]

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