Happy Monday, everyone! Welcome back for Day 11 of NaPoWriMo.

Today’s featured participant is Poems and Drawings, where the book spine poem for Day Ten is cool and mysterious. I’m glad so many of you had fun with this prompt!

Our poet in translation for today is Afghanistan’s Shakila Azizzada. She’s known for her delicate and at the same time passionate love poems – check out the not-exactly-racy-but-still-sizzling poem “Cat Lying in Wait,” along with several others, at the link above.

And now for today’s (optional) prompt! Today, I challenge you to write a poem in which you closely describe an object or place, and then end with a much more abstract line that doesn’t seemingly have anything to do with that object or place, but which, of course, really does. I think of the “surprise” ending to this James Wright Poem as a model for the effect I’m hoping you’ll achieve. An abstract, philosophical kind of statement closing out a poem that is otherwise intensely focused on physical, sensory details. Happy writing!

 

96 Responses to Day Eleven

  1. MTW says:

    i’m a little late to the napowrimo prompt party, but for what it’s worth i’m finally on board!

    http://milestowrite.tumblr.com/post/142614141078/its-new-years-eve

  2. Tournesol says:

    Not sure if the ending is a surprise but it has a little humour twist https://cheryllynnroberts.wordpress.com/2016/04/11/devious-lureshaibun/

  3. […] In response to Daily Post: Misplaced and Napowrimo Day 11. […]

  4. […] Day 11, the NaPoWriMo challenge is to end a descriptive poem with an abstract line “that doesn’t seemingly have […]

  5. grapeling says:

    to the prompt…

    https://grapeling.wordpress.com/2016/04/11/sole-11/

    and thanks to all who visited yesterday ~ M

  6. […] the ekphrasis with a twist prompt, Day 11, NaPoWriMo […]

  7. […] Click here for today’s prompt. […]

  8. Angela says:

    To my surprise this one ended up being an ode to long hair: https://unassortedstories.wordpress.com/2016/04/11/obituary/

  9. […] Prompt:  Write a poem in which you closely describe an object or place, and then end with a much more abstract line that doesn’t seemingly have anything to do with that object or place, but which, of course, really does. I think of the “surprise” ending to this James Wright Poem as a model for the effect I’m hoping you’ll achieve. An abstract, philosophical kind of statement closing out a poem that is otherwise intensely focused on physical, sensory details. […]

  10. thanks so much for the feature :-)

  11. […] Day 11 of NaPoWriMo calls for a poem with detail, ending in an abstract line.  I’m a little tired this morning, so I decided to write about waking up.  Now I’m considering crawling back into bed! […]

  12. Gene says:

    I almost wrote this one in my sleep! Not really, but that would fit nicely with the poem. :)

    https://genesmusings.wordpress.com/2016/04/11/before-i-wake/

  13. […] NaPoWriMo 2016 – Day 11: “Twist at the end” […]

  14. I’ve committed poetic suicide from time-to-time. Here’s where survival kicks in:

    https://wojisme.wordpress.com/2016/04/11/holding-on-for-dear-life/

  15. […] for NaPoWriMo day 11, hope you enjoy reading and hope you join in on the NaPo fun, if you have not […]

  16. […] NaPoWriMo, Maureen wants us to write poetry that describes something, and end with a line that seemingly has […]

  17. Pat R says:

    https://thoughtsandentanglements.wordpress.com/2016/04/11/icon/

    Here is my entry for today..off prompt. A great week to all:)

  18. […] I challenge you to write a poem in which you closely describe an object or place, and then end with a much more abstract line that […]

  19. My contribution to today’s prompt is a poem called “Escape”:
    http://wp.me/s3nWFg-escape

  20. […] NaPoWriMo Prompt – Today, I challenge you to write a poem in which you closely describe an object or place, and then end with a much more abstract line that doesn’t seemingly have anything to do with that object or place, but which, of course, really does. I think of the “surprise” ending to this James Wright Poem as a model for the effect I’m hoping you’ll achieve. An abstract, philosophical kind of statement closing out a poem that is otherwise intensely focused on physical, sensory details. Happy writing! […]

  21. Claire says:

    I struggled a bit with this one. Still not sure it’s quite right https://clairevetica.wordpress.com/2016/04/11/morning-song/

  22. TJ Paris says:

    Does life imitate art? This tree may answer the question! A Mardi everyone!:)
    https://amaviedecoeurentier.wordpress.com/2016/04/11/6983/

  23. […] The Day Eleven prompt from napowrimo.net is to “write a poem in which you closely describe an object or place, and then end with a much more abstract line that doesn’t seemingly have anything to do with that object or place, but which, of course, really does.” […]

  24. […] that as it may, NaPoWriMo is already in the double digits, so we might as well continue, with today’s prompt: a surprise […]

  25. Mar Claudrin says:

    Wright’s poem was a lovely example to use as an explanation, so thank you for that.

    Here’s my attempt. I’m not sure if it works, but it’s a poem, right? :) x

    http://notesfromabinbag.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/building-materials.html

  26. […] National Poetry Writing Month continues with day eleven’s prompt: write a poem in which you closely describe an object or place, and then end with a much more abstract line that doesn’t seemingly have anything to do with that object or place, but which, of course, really does. Photo Credit: Bert Grantges. […]

  27. […] NaPoWriMo’s “Close Description w/ Surprise Turn prompt” NotaLiteraryJournal’s “Ode to an Animal prompt” Imaginary Garden’s “Soviet Kitsch (movie posters) prompt” Poetic Asides P-A-D “Defensive poem prompt” Poetry School’s “Found Gun prompt” Mariah Wilson’s “Random Article Blackout prompt” QuillsEdge Press’ “State of Justice prompt” Found Poetry’s “Astrological Self-Portrait prompt” Mary Carroll-Hacket’s “Being Water prompt” Lagan Press’ “Constrained Writing prompt” The City Quill’s “Favorite Greek God prompt” Kate Foley’s “Favorite Adjectives & Nouns prompt” Apparatus Mag’s “Sci-fi Elements prompt” 30dpc’s “Case of the Mondays prompt” […]

  28. […] NaPoWrimo prompt is a challenging one: “to write a poem in which you closely describe an object or place, and […]

  29. […] Day 11: Today, I challenge you to write a poem in which you closely describe an object or place, and then end with a much more abstract line that doesn’t seemingly have anything to do with that object or place, but which, of course, really does. An abstract, philosophical kind of statement closing out a poem that is otherwise intensely focused on physical, sensory details. Happy writing! […]

  30. Vijaya says:

    Hello!
    I wrote a post in response to The Daily Post’s Daily Prompt. Here it is:

    https://magicsurrealist2013.me/2016/04/11/newspaper-clippings-a-soup/

    My response to NaPoWriMo’s Day Eleven prompt is forthcoming.

    Thanks!
    Vijaya
    (Dreamer of Dreams)

  31. […] prompt was rather difficult, but it was interesting to try something new. That’s the main point of […]

  32. […] Today’s challenge was to write a poem in which closely describes an object or place, and then end with a much more abstract line that doesn’t seemingly have anything to do with that object or place, but which, of course, really does. […]

  33. […] napowrimo.net prompt is to write a poem ‘in which you closely describe an object or place, and then end with a much […]

  34. I approached this one from a slightly different angle, describing parts of the dreams I had last night/this morning…

    https://ordinaryaveragethoughts.wordpress.com/2016/04/11/national-poetry-writing-month-day-11/

  35. Grace Black says:

    Another week of poeming. It’s lovely reading all of the inspiration each poet brings to the table. Thank you all for sharing!

    https://graceblackwrites.com/2016/04/11/what-ive-read-makes-no-difference/

  36. Ileea says:

    This was a lovely prompt, but I had such a hard time writing today. A lot of frustration, but a poem in the end!

    https://ileea.wordpress.com/2016/04/11/aprillyrik-dag-11-perklande-och-zon-2/

  37. Lori Gomez says:

    I adore James Wright! This poem you posted & his A Blessing are among my absolute favorites… The man knows how to wrap up his thoughts beautifully… Thanks again!

    https://ccthinks.wordpress.com/2016/04/11/leavenworth-ave-day-11-of-napowrimo/

  38. […] NaPoWriMo.net war die Anregung heute ein Gedicht zu schreiben, in dem man ein Objekt oder einen Ort sehr genau […]

  39. […] prompt  was to write a poem intricately describing a something/place before adding some pizzazz in the […]

  40. Vijaya says:

    Hello!

    Here’s my poem-response to the Day 11 prompt:

    https://magicsurrealist2013.me/2016/04/11/suddenly/

    Thanks for reading!
    ~Vijaya
    (Dreamers of Dreams)

  41. […] today’s prompt is exactly what I’d love to spend a little more time thinking about, but it’s a busy […]

  42. David Ellis says:

    I’ve gone very personal on this one and described a controlling relationship and the outcome of triumph by being strong and believing in yourself after being forced to move on

    https://toofulltowrite.com/2016/04/11/napowrimo-day-11-bittersweet-memories-feeding-the-senses-by-david-ellis/

  43. Grace says:

    I didn’t do the prompt today unfortunately–seemed really cool though!
    https://pensandcastlesonacloud.wordpress.com/2016/04/11/napowrimo-day-11-awwc-2photograph/

  44. […] attempted the NaPoWriMo prompt for today, to describe an object then end with an abstract phrase that seems unrelated but […]

  45. Okay, so I tried the prompt but it didn’t result in what I would call my best work. But when you’ve committed to writing a poem every day, regardless of inspiration, some are bound to be not as good as others.

    https://lindakruschke.wordpress.com/2016/04/11/puppy-delights/

  46. A day off and a rainy one. Sewing and now, time for the poem du jour:

    “…sweater, fleece, and socks. make the coffee.
    toaster counts the minutes. Pour the first cup…”

    http://www.quiltr.com/?p=14113

  47. […] NaPoWriMo prompt was to write a description poem with a seemingly abstract ending. It’s not exactly […]

  48. I am not sure how closely I followed the prompt. I cheated a little: http://natasa-summerblues.blogspot.rs/2016/04/a-lazy-river.html

  49. […] I would combine my A-Z Challenge with the NaPoWriMo prompt for today: hope this goes down the right […]

  50. Jennifer says:

    I think my yoga and meditation friends will appreciate this one.

    https://silvarp.wordpress.com/2016/04/11/mala/

  51. […] out the prompt over at NaPoWriMo, day 11, asking us to go a little James Wright today.  (With gratitude to E.E. Cummings for my […]

  52. […] Day 11 of NaPoWriMo 2016 prompt was to “closely describe an object or place, and then end with a much more abstract […]

  53. I’m not sure it’s too abstract at the end…but maybe a “surprise…” https://lylannemusselman.wordpress.com/2016/04/11/napowrimo-11-surprise-ending/

  54. […] by a poem that was part of but not the actual prompt from NaPoWriMo day 11, James Wright’s Lying in a Hammock at William Duffy’s Farm in Pine Island, Minnesota. […]

  55. […] by a poem that was part of but not the actual prompt from NaPoWriMo day 11, James Wright’s Lying in a Hammock at William Duffy’s Farm in Pine Island, […]

  56. […] To the prompt from NapoWriMo – Day 11 […]

  57. Here finally is my poem for day 11. Had some trepidation about this one and although it is prompted by the prompt, it is not strictly adhering to the rules of the prompt. https://judydykstrabrown.com/2016/04/11/napowrimo-2016-day-11/

  58. That was an interesting prompt. Here is mine: On Golden Pond.

  59. […] Day 11 of NaPoWriMo. Prompt: Write a poem in which you closely describe a person or place, and then end with a much more abstract line that doesn’t seemingly have anything to do with that object or place, but which, of course, really does. […]

  60. […] I’ve been thinking about NaPoWriMo’s Day 11 prompt. The challenge is “to write a poem in which you closely describe an object or place, and then […]

  61. […] been thinking about NaPoWriMo’s Day 11 prompt. The challenge is “to write a poem in which you closely describe an object or place, and then […]

  62. […] my posting schedule is so sporadic, here’s my NaPoWriMo poem from yesterday. I’m  putting the IMPROMPTU poem on hold (for now) because it’s a […]

  63. One day late, but here was my Day 11 poem, The Traffic Jam: https://theproductpoet.com/day-11-napowrimo-the-traffic-jam/.

    Happy writing!

  64. J Luukkonen says:

    I’m late to the party today, but here it is.

    “The Inside”
    http://jluukkonenpoetry.tumblr.com/post/142719783502/the-inside

  65. […] Today’s poem prompt. […]

  66. […] conceive of writing at 6:30 a.m. before I’d had coffee), so instead I decided to check out last year’s. Last year’s prompt took me to James Wright’s “Lying in a Hammock at William […]

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