Happy Friday to all of you! And a very happy half-way point in NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo!

Today’s featured participant is Flutterby’s NaPoWriMo, where the san san for Day Fourteen has a surrealist, quasi-mythical tone.

Our poet in translation today is Tanzania’s Euphrase Kezilahabi. Kezilahabi was instrumental in the development of free verse poetry in Swahili. You can find six of his poems at the link above, as well as four additional poems here.

And now for our prompt (optional, as always). Because today marks the halfway point in our 30-day sprint, today I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that incorporates the idea of doubles. You could incorporate doubling into the form, for example, by writing a poem in couplets. Or you could make doubles the theme of the poem, by writing, for example, about mirrors or twins, or simply things that come in pairs. Or you could double your doublings by incorporating things-that-come-in-twos into both your subject and form. Happy writing!

 

81 Responses to Day Fifteen

  1. […] For: happy half-way point in NaPoWriMo […]

  2. mtw says:

    longer poems usually takes a ton of effort and several days (if not months or years) of adding lines and revision. this one, though, came surprisingly easy. maybe it’s because i’m tired, maybe it’s because it was waiting to be written.

    https://milestowrite.wordpress.com/2016/04/15/to-my-other-me-one-headstrong-half-of-twin-terrors/

  3. […] NaPoWriMo prompt is to write a poem that somehow relates to ‘doubles’. I’ve experimented […]

  4. […] 55 with a twist on the doubles prompt for Day 15, NaPoWriMo […]

  5. Kat Shamash says:

    I always see pairs, whether in nature or in urban settings. I also have the natural tendency, the compulsion, to photograph pairs of things. If I see a pair, I have to photograph it.

    For today’s prompt, I used one of my “pairs of things” photos as inspiration. It’s entitled, quite simply, “Pairs of Things”. :-)

    http://shamash.typepad.com/shamash/2016/04/pairs-of-things.html

  6. […] Day 15 of NaPoWriMo – Halfway!  And being halfway, the theme today is doubles.  I chose to wrote a double ninette.  The doubling is my idea while the ninette is a pretty standard form.  I wrote them to be able to stand alone, but hopefully they’re double-good together! […]

  7. Gene says:

    I tried my hand at a double ninette. The writing was fun, but the formatting on WordPress was a little more difficult.

    https://genesmusings.wordpress.com/2016/04/15/coffee-couple/

  8. TJ Paris says:

    I have gone with opposite pairings for this one. Past lives and future loves.
    https://amaviedecoeurentier.wordpress.com/2016/04/15/contradictions-napowrimo/

  9. […] “doubles” poem for NaPoWriMo Day 15, also borrowing from the word list prompt at Poetic […]

  10. Thought I’d offer a Paradelle for this morning’s prompt!

    https://wojisme.wordpress.com/2016/04/15/rendezvous/

  11. […] NaPoWriMo 2016 – Day #15: “Doubles” […]

  12. Mar Claudrin says:

    I decided to write two prose poems for this prompt, 4am and 4pm on a winter’s day. I enjoyed this write :) xx

    http://notesfromabinbag.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/winter-two-snapshots.html

  13. Thanks for the prompt. A cleave poem, one of my favourite forms, fits the bill perfectly.

    https://janedougherty.wordpress.com/2016/04/15/the-day-is-dying/

  14. […] Day Fifteen of 2016 NaPoWriMo. The photo above provided by Sue Vincent in her Thursday Photo Prompt – Roses #writephoto. […]

  15. Grace says:

    Wow halfway through, exciting :) Congrats to everyone who has made it this far
    https://pensandcastlesonacloud.wordpress.com/2016/04/15/napowrimo-day-15-halfway-poem/

  16. Pat R says:

    https://thoughtsandentanglements.wordpress.com/2016/04/15/midsummer-days/

    Happy day 15,today I am in line with the prompt. I think I heard a Amen! :) Enjoy!

  17. […] for the Doubles prompt, Day 15 of NaPoWriMo.  Here’s to riding out the storm. […]

  18. Calliope says:

    The weather helped me with this one. Cheers. :)
    Blitzkrieg – https://calliopeslyre.wordpress.com/2016/04/15/blitzkrieg/

  19. […] NaPoWriMo prompt, inspired by this month’s halfway point, is to write a poem incorporating doubles. Thus, I […]

  20. […] NaPoWriMo, Maureen has challenged us to incorporate the idea of doubles into our poetry.  She suggested […]

  21. Wheehee! We are halfway through the month! Happy writing, everyone! :) This is all I came up with.

    http://charlene-delfin.blogspot.com/2016/04/napowrimo-2016-15th-day.html

  22. […] NaPoWriMo’s “Doubles prompt” NotaLiteraryJournal’s “Revisiting Peake’s prompt generator” Indiana Humanities’ “Portrait Poem challenge” Poetic Asides P-A-D “4 to 8 prompt” Poetry School’s “Night Setting prompt” Mariah Wilson’s “Tumblr User Names prompt” QuillsEdge Press’ “My mother’s hands, eyes prompt” Found Poetry’s “Appreciating Hated Text challenge” Mary Carroll-Hacket’s “Maker of Your Own Song prompt” Apparatus Mag’s “Image Search prompt” Imaginary Garden’s “Wasteland Fibonacci free verse challenge” 30dpc “Twitter-sized prompt” The City Quill’s “Page 15 verb prompt” Jo Bell’s “Favorite places prompt” […]

  23. […] NaPoWriMo Prompt – Because today marks the halfway point in our 30-day sprint, today I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that incorporates the idea of doubles. You could incorporate doubling into the form, for example, by writing a poem in couplets. Or you could make doubles the theme of the poem, by writing, for example, about mirrors or twins, or simply things that come in pairs. Or you could double your doublings by incorporating things-that-come-in-twos into both your subject and form. Happy writing! […]

  24. I didn’t intentionally follow the prompt today, because I wrote the elfje I posted today several days ago, but as it turns out it includes the words “trustworthy” and “true” so I doubled up on “tru” words. :)

    https://lindakruschke.wordpress.com/2016/04/15/nothin-but-the-blood-an-elfje/

  25. […] through the challenge and, I am still hanging on in there! Today for NaPoWriMo to celebrate this midway mark, we are to write a poem that incorporates doubles of some kind. My […]

  26. Wow – I hadn’t read the prompt but it turns out I did something about a double…

    http://www.quiltr.com/?p=14128

    Another straight and still above the road
    not so gaily flagged but a stroke of white

  27. […] NaPoWriMo.net’s prompt for the half-way-day was “doubles” and I chose to incorporate it both into my form and topic for today. During the writing process, both English and German words came to my mind, so for once, I chose to kind of translate the poem, it is available in both languages making it a triple double. Partners in love seem to be the ultimate pair of things, at least in an ideal relationship. I hope to have captured this moment when two become one, when movements mirror and complement each other and magically synchronize… […]

  28. […] ist Halbzeit bei NaPoWriMo und dazu passend war die Schreibherausforderung für den heutigen Tag “doubles” […]

  29. Lovely prompt, Maureen!
    For me it ended up as a triple double, (form, topic, and translation) because the words came in two languages…
    English version: https://myowngardenofverse.wordpress.com/2016/04/15/two-napowrimo-15/
    German version: https://myowngardenofverse.wordpress.com/2016/04/15/zu-zweit-napowrimo-15/

  30. David Ellis says:

    I decided to use the prompt in two ways – I wrote a poetic duet that is composed entirely of rhyming couplets and is about the longing and yearning of two lovers who wish to be reunited

    https://toofulltowrite.com/2016/04/15/napowrimo-day-15-a-second-shot-at-redemption-a-poetic-duet-by-toofulltowrite-a-shade-of-pen/

  31. Lori Gomez says:

    A wonderful prompt. I may write something else later… I have so many ideas for this. Thank you & have a wonderful weekend.

    https://ccthinks.wordpress.com/2016/04/15/dualities-napowrimo-day-15/

  32. Vin says:

    I started writing about a pond and a lioness looking at its reflection. But these broken shards just forced me to write itself out. I am not sure if the question is being directed at a broken mirror or at a broken person. It feels all the same to me.

    Tried to make it rhyme and all. But didn’t come out as well I wanted it to.

    http://vinlitevin.com/maybe-poetry/napowrimo/broken-shards/

  33. Vijaya says:

    Hi!

    I used couplets in sonnet form, and the idea of mirroring selves in my poem for today.

    https://magicsurrealist2013.me/2016/04/15/split-image/

    Thanks!
    Vijaya

  34. […] Day 15 of NaPoWriMo. Prompt: Write a poem that incorporates the idea of doubles. I chose to write couplets. Can’t believe we’re halfway through and I’m actually on schedule!  […]

  35. […] for today, I’m again off prompt. Here’s a sonnet […]

  36. […] Today’s prompt: a poem about pairs. Aww. Just kidding. […]

  37. […] prompt  was to write a poem of doubles. I started out with this in mind but somewhere it slipped a little […]

  38. […] Half-way point in the 2016 National/Global Poetry Writing Month challenge. […]

  39. […] A palindrome poem (and a found poem, of sorts), for day 15 of NaPoWriMo. Head over to see […]

  40. A palindrome poem (or should I say a poem of palindromes) seemed appropriate today. ;)

    https://whimsygizmo.wordpress.com/2016/04/15/drab-bard/

  41. […] napowrimo.net prompt is to write a poem that incorporates the idea of doubles, whether that involves writing the poem in […]

  42. Writing in couplets, I managed to work in pairs, opposites, and the one-two punch…

    https://ordinaryaveragethoughts.wordpress.com/2016/04/15/national-poetry-writing-month-day-15/

  43. Allie says:

    Here’s my poem Little Baby, I really enjoy writing it and using inspiration from the prompt. https://abm97.wordpress.com/2016/04/15/15-napowrimo-little-baby/

    Thank you <3

  44. Katie Staten says:

    https://krstaten.wordpress.com/2016/04/15/napowrimo-15/

    I did the thing! I feel I could have explored the idea a little further, but I was full of ice cream and late-day drowsiness. Not the worst reason to struggle with words, I suppose.

  45. […] prompt encouraged us to incorporate the idea of doubles into our poem…writing about mirrors or twins […]

  46. […] Notes: Day 15, NaPoWriMo 2016. The prompt, at half-way mark, was to write about the idea of doubles. It wasn’t a big stretch to […]

  47. Doubles Duplicated–Cinquain poem about my four grand-children–https://leonaslines.com/2016/04/15/doubles-duplicated/

  48. […] 15 prompt: Doubles Reference: […]

  49. i’m having a lot of luck with form poetry these days… yay! here’s a palindrome:

    https://roomforrafflesia.wordpress.com/2016/04/15/flight/

  50. Kristel Rose says:

    Just sharing a poem I worked about bipolar

  51. […] NaPoWriMo Day 15: a poem that incorporates the idea of doubles. […]

  52. […] for Day 15 of NaPoWriMo and M-Day of Blogging from A to Z […]

  53. […] Prompt: today I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that incorporates the idea of doubles […]

  54. […] A simple little double (a day late) for NaPoWriMo day 15. […]

  55. […] Day 15: Because today marks the halfway point in our 30-day sprint, today I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that incorporates the idea of doubles. […]

  56. […] Today’s poem prompt. […]

  57. […] Today’s poem prompt. […]

  58. A doubles poem with a double meaning. https://theproductpoet.com/day-15-napowrimo-i-would-di-for-you/.

    Take a chance a roll the di.

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