Hello, all, and welcome back for the second week of NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo!

Today, our featured participant is Summer Blues, where the fortuitous poem for Day Seven is full of mystery.

Our interviewee for the day is Dorothea Lasky. The interview we’ve linked came out at the same time as her first book, but since then, Lasky has published two additional books. You can find more on Lasky’s work and some of her poems here and a sampler of her early poems here.

And now for our (optional) prompt. Today I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that relies on repetition. It can be repetition of a phrase, or just a word. Need a couple of examples? Try “The Bells” by Edgar Allan Poe, or Joy Harjo’s “She Had Some Horses”. Poe’s poem creates a relentless, clanging effect through the repetition of the word “bells,” while Harjo’s repeated use of the phrase “she had some horses” and variations thereof gives her poem poem its incantatory effect, while also deepening its central philosophical conceit of what things are the same and what things are different.

Happy Writing!

 

117 Responses to Day Eight

  1. It’ll be 4:15 AM soon enough, but I started writing this one late Friday night for today’s prompt-ignoring post, so here ya go:
    https://rlavalette.wordpress.com/2017/04/08/30-in-30-7-tanka/

  2. Rahul Gaur says:

    https://wordpress.com/post/rahulgaurblog.wordpress.com/1146

    Snippet down below for you all –

    Her eyes, eyes, eyes, eyes, eyes
    Rise they say, from the helpless quips I say
    from the reckless lips we have
    from the breathless breath, I possess

    P.S. I loved this prompt the most. They are getting better day by day. Love the effort you are doing. :)

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  4. […] prompt for the eighth day of NaPoWrimo/GloPoWrimo is to write a poem that relies on repetition. It can be repetition of a phrase, or just a word. I […]

  5. […] Seventh poem for National Poetry Writing Month uses the prompt from Napowrimo.net—to write a poem relying on repetition. I was having trouble with it—until I saw a young […]

  6. I was feeling stuck with this one—until I saw a young (35-year-old) Ted Knight on an episode of Peter Gunn and decided to have some fun with the knight/night homonym…

    https://ordinaryaveragethoughts.wordpress.com/2017/04/08/national-poetry-writing-month-2017-day-8/

  7. Angela says:

    In awe of Poe’s masterpiece! I ended up with something mundane https://unassortedstories.wordpress.com/2017/04/08/weve-bought-a-car/

  8. […] Poetry Writing Month Day#8: Repetition of a Phrase or Just a […]

  9. Mar Claudrin says:

    My repetition attempt for today. Hope everyone is still enjoying themselves :) xx

    http://notesfromabinbag.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/because-of-birds.html

    • Mar, I have tried 4 times to post my comments on your blog and it will not post, so I’ll give you my private comments here publicly. This is a remarkable poem. Each stanza could be a poem in itself. Definitely more than an “attempt.” There are so many excellent lines that it is futile to list them. I love your originality of images. Excellent Work. A+ (As I said above, I’ve tried 4 times to send you this comment and it never goes through.Something about “Comment as.” I can’t seem to find what they want. My blog is judydykstrabrown.com Let’s try one more time before I give up.

  10. Slightly off-prompt (okay, so what else is new? :)) with implied repetition.

    https://tidbitsbyshannon.blogspot.com/2017/04/one-more-step.html

  11. […] keeping with today’s prompt, to write poems with repetition, I wrote this on muses. (Actually I’d had a different one in […]

  12. Jim says:

    Happy Saturday Morning!!!
    My poem tells of days of youth, now can I slip away and return?

    http://jimmiehov6.blogspot.com/2017/04/my-place-saturday-morning-poem.html
    ..

  13. […] NaPoWriMo prompt today is the repeated line. Since there’s nothing I love more than a repeated line, […]

  14. […] to NaPoWriMo2017 and to Imaginary Garden With Real Toads where Stacie Eirich is celebrating children’s […]

  15. Here is my repetition poem for day 8 of NaPoWriMo 2017. Nice prompt.

  16. Joseph Hesch says:

    For Day 8 of NaPoWriMo:
    Keeping secrets always seemed to be what mattered most.
    Mine Over Matters
    http://wp.me/p1AR9N-2ZN

  17. “Write” was my repeating word in “Words of a Poet” Tanka at:
    https://leonaslines.com/2017/04/08/words-of-a-poet/

  18. Jim says:

    Hi Debi, I feel for your loss. Good side is that funerals generally are a reunion of sorts. I really don’t like going to funerals, I have missed many. I had never gone to one until I was about 23 and in the Army. I figured that I might never have another chance to see a military funeral.

  19. […] to Day 8 prompt, Repetition, NaPoWriMo […]

  20. Vince Gotera says:

    For Day Eight, political NaPoWriMo poems by Thomas Alan Holmes and Vince Gotera responding to prompts about repetition and panic (from Poetic Asides). http://vincegotera.blogspot.com/2017/04/day-eight-napowrimo-poem-day-2017.html

  21. […] 8 of NaPoWriMo and today’s Prompt is to write a poem that relies on repetition. It can be repetition of a phrase, or just a […]

  22. Here’s my repetition poem. It’s about procrastinating … or not procrastinating.

    http://charlene-delfin.blogspot.com/2017/04/napowrimo-day-8-feel-free-to.html

  23. Roshni Nair says:

    hope everyone likes this attempt. I was stuck for a while but here is “Indian Summer” https://roshnirwrites.wordpress.com/2017/04/08/indiansummer

  24. Vin says:

    I am not sure if the repetition is for the word uncertain, or for the ending of each line with ‘ity’. Or maybe it is both. But either way am fine with it. Had a lot of fun writing it :)

    http://vinlitevin.com/maybe-poetry/napowrimo/uncertain-ty/

  25. As part of Day 8 challenge,I wrote on the world 50 years from now and repeated a stanza.
    https://lifeateacher.wordpress.com/2017/04/08/napowrimo-day-8-fifty-years-from-now.

  26. […] NaPoWriMo.net, for day Eight we are encouraged to write a poem utilizing […]

  27. […] via NaPoWriMo.net: Write a poem using […]

  28. Ileea says:

    This has been an awful day for me, and I honestly thought I would not be able to write anything. And still, in all the tiredness and worry, a poem of calmness and comfort came to me. Since it’s so short, I’ll post it here: “Saw a shawl”. Google translate is your friend (although the rhymes wont work).

    “Jag ska bädda mig ett bo
    fullt av lugn och mjuka täcken
    där jag lägger mig till ro

    Jag ska bygga mig en borg
    långt från ångesten och skräcken
    många murar mot all sorg

    Jag ska skapa mig en stad
    runt i gränders skrymselställen
    går jag alltid fri och glad

    Jag ska sömma mig en sjal
    runt mig drar jag den om kvällen
    värmer mig i natten sval”

  29. […] Forget forward progress, let’s repetition! The endless cycle taught by the Buddha, as filtered through my own relentless economic anxiety and inspired by NaPoWriMo. […]

  30. https://mahathianand.blogspot.in/2017/04/napowrimo-day8-ashes.html

    A poem (not based on prompt) written on the strength that ashes carry!

  31. My repetition attempt is centered on the history of my hometown, which becomes somewhat of an enigma in the poem (but I believe I have left enough clues to identify it). https://katiehoganoconnor.wordpress.com/2017/04/08/napowrimo-day-8/

  32. […] better, but still uninspired… Today: repetitions. Some people think they’re bad style, which is a total mystery to […]

  33. Lori Gomez says:

    My try at a repetition. Hope everyone is having a grand weekend! Cheers. https://ccthinks.wordpress.com/2017/04/08/renovation-napowrimo-day-8-repetition/

  34. Anuj Mahadik says:

    If it weren’t for repetition, this erotic poem would have lost half of its intensity! Let me know how’s it :)) http://bit.ly/2nrXN56

  35. I was stuck today, so I went with a form that offers repetition–the pantoum.
    https://undercaws.com/2017/04/08/immigration-pantoum/

  36. […] Day 8 of Na/GloPoWriMo2017, and the official prompt at NaPoWriMo.net is to write a poem that relies on repetition of a phrase, or just a word. This poem draws on the verses of Ecclesiastes in the bible’s Old Testament. […]

  37. My attempt for today – inspired by the repetition in the verses of the opening chapters of the book of Ecclesiastes in the Old Testament: http://wp.me/p4eHj4-1bV

  38. […] NaPoWriMo Prompt Day 8 – Today I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that relies on repetition. It can be repetition of a phrase, or just a word. Need a couple of examples? Try “The Bells” by Edgar Allan Poe, or Joy Harjo’s “She Had Some Horses”. Poe’s poem creates a relentless, clanging effect through the repetition of the word “bells,” while Harjo’s repeated use of the phrase “she had some horses” and variations thereof gives her poem poem its incantatory effect, while also deepening its central philosophical conceit of what things are the same and what things are different. […]

  39. I didn’t set out to write about moving as a kid, but here it is: http://bit.ly/2oTXvkA

  40. […] NaPoWriMo prompt was for a poem utilizing repetition, so I applied this technique and maybe a little symbolism to a […]

  41. […] tanka is off-prompt for NaPoWriMo 2017, on Day 8 of National Poetry Writing Month/Global Poetry Writing […]

  42. Eric erb says:

    Here’s my entry. It’s a little rough, so if you have any ideas or pointers, I’d be grateful for them.

    https://erbiage.wordpress.com/2017/04/06/stop-the-clock/
    -Eric

  43. First of all, a huge thank you for making me today’s featured participant. I was jumping up and down with joy this morning when I found out. As I already said yesterday, it was a great prompt. It made me leave my comfort zone and I have learnt so much from the experience.

    And here is my poem for today: http://natasa-summerblues.blogspot.rs/2017/04/mining-for-gold.html

  44. Ken Gierke says:

    I’ve already responded off-prompt, but I wrote a ghazal last month that fits so I’ll link that here:
    https://rivrvlogr.wordpress.com/2017/03/13/13292/

  45. […] poem was written in response to two prompts today, one from NaPoWriMo 2017, asking for a poem with repetition of a word or phrase and one from Poetic Asides to write a poem […]

  46. Also incorporating the prompt for today from Poetic Asides to write a “panic” poem.
    https://eyeofraven.wordpress.com/2017/04/09/words/

  47. Katie says:

    I need to stop posting these with just a couple hours left in the day, but it has been a couple of Long Days.

    Today’s post:

    https://krstaten.wordpress.com/2017/04/08/napowrimo-8-the-burning/

  48. […] Today’s NaPoWriMo prompt asked us to write something that relies on […]

  49. […] poem is also prompted by napowrimo.net, to create a repetitive phrase. I went pretty basic with this one and it’s definitely a sub […]

  50. […] am participating in Napowrimo -2017. The challenge for the eighth day was to write a poem that relies on repetition. I was mesmerized by […]

  51. For day eight, a few hours late :)I was mesmerized by the beauty of Joy Harjo’s poem. It inspired me.
    https://wordpress.com/post/justanotherwakeupcall.wordpress.com/14718

  52. […] DAY EIGHT: write a poem that relies on repetition. It can be repetition of a phrase, or just a word. […]

  53. […] am participating in Napowrimo -2017. The challenge for the Ninth day was to write a nine line poem. Asked the kids for a possible […]

  54. m.j.smith says:

    Took me awhile to get this one. After reading the prompt on repetition, I decided to try a ghazal, a form that uses repetition which I have wanted to try writing for some time. Here is the result:
    https://voyagecities.wordpress.com/2017/04/11/napowrimo-day-eight/

  55. Hi Everyone,
    Here is my entry for this day, I forgot to link. A good week to all.

    https://thoughtsandentanglements.wordpress.com/2017/04/08/decay-2/

  56. […] Anyway, evidently I just needed to switch the prompts for poems eight and nine, because after my nine-liner I have designed my next poem to rely on repetition, as per Day 8’s challenge. […]

  57. […] for Day 8 of NaPoWriMo, with the prompt of […]

  58. […] prompt  was to write a poem of repetition. It took me a long time to get going with this, but once I had a […]

  59. […] response to the prompt for Day […]

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