Welcome back, all! Today marks the halfway point of NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo.

Our featured participant today is Strangelander2015, where you will find not one, but three clerihews for Day 14.

Today’s interview is with Kaveh Akbar, who is not only a wonderful poet in his own right, but the editor of a journal devoted to interviewing poets! You can find examples of his work here, and here, and here.

Last, but not least, here’s our prompt for the day (optional, as always!). Because we’re halfway through NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that reflects on the nature of being in the middle of something. The poem could be about being on a journey and stopping for a break, or the gap between something half-done and all-done. Half a loaf is supposedly better than none, but what’s the difference between half of a very large loaf and all of a very small one? Let your mind wander into the middle distance, betwixt the beginning of things and the end. Hopefully, you will find some poetry there!

Happy writing!

 

101 Responses to Day Fifteen

  1. BG says:

    Would you, could you, should we?
    I wrote this today as a response poem to an earlier work. It’s definitely transitional. I hope y’all have fun with the prompt!

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  4. Ileea says:

    I’m off prompt today, since I had an idea last night about hw different books require different drinks. What do you drink to which author?

    Here is my poem “Donna Tartt means tea”: https://ileea.wordpress.com/2017/04/15/aprillyrik-dag-15-donna-tartt-betyder-te/ (in Swedish, but Google translate is doing a good job!)

  5. Eric erb says:

    Hello all, happy spring, Passover, Easter, wester, etc., here’s a half a poem about half a life already lived. https://erbiage.wordpress.com/2017/04/15/half-life/
    -Erbiage

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  7. Joseph Hesch says:

    Day 15: Did I miss my #life’s climax while living it?
    The Answer in a Flash of Morning Sun
    http://wp.me/p1AR9N-30m

  8. paul scribbles says:

    off prompt here but on prompt at real toads
    https://paulscribbles.wordpress.com/2017/04/15/a-message-to-you-holmie/

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  12. Azuki Lynn says:

    Here is my poem for the daily prompt, Sunflowers.

    http://azukilynn.tumblr.com/post/159601227278/sunflowers

    Have a good day, folks.

  13. Rahul Gaur says:

    https://rahulgaurblog.wordpress.com/2017/04/15/41-napowrimo-1530-oh-my-god-they-did-it/

    This poem is on something we’ve all faced and hated – RUMOURS.

    Would love to know about the weirdest rumour you’ve heard about yourself

    • Angela says:

      That’s a nasty one (the rumours, not the poem, I like that). I can remember I was very surprised when I heard I was an avid smoker, rolls ups. I’ve never smoked anything in my life.

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  15. Feeling very proud of making it halfway–this is my first napowrimo rodeo.

    “Halfway to Respectability”
    https://ridiculousknits.tumblr.com/post/159604316333/poem-15-41517

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  18. Merril Smith says:

    Busy day today, but I’ve sort of explored an in-between world in this magnetic poem.
    http://www.napowrimo.net/day-fifteen-3/

    Happy Half-way through, Everyone! :)

  19. Ayesha Qureshi says:

    Being half way through doesn’t mean you are half way near the end

    https://themotherofadam.wordpress.com/2017/04/15/502/

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  21. Today falling in the middle of Good Friday and Easter Sunday made subject matter easy: http://wp.me/p4eHj4-1d2

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  23. Vin says:

    Just thoughts on how there seems to be halves in different aspects of our life…

    http://vinlitevin.com/maybe-poetry/napowrimo/a-half-life/

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  25. […] NaPoWriMo Prompt Day 15 – Because we’re halfway through NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that reflects on the nature of being in the middle of something. The poem could be about being on a journey and stopping for a break, or the gap between something half-done and all-done. Half a loaf is supposedly better than none, but what’s the difference between half of a very large loaf and all of a very small one? Let your mind wander into the middle distance, betwixt the beginning of things and the end. Hopefully, you will find some poetry there! […]

  26. m.j.smith says:

    Kind of on prompt: a poem about April 15, the middle of the month and, of course, tax day:
    https://voyagecities.wordpress.com/2017/04/15/napowrimo-day-fifteen/

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  28. Susan says:

    I wrote a Rictameter about the stress of being caught in the middle of too many commitments. :-)
    https://suewmil.wordpress.com/2017/04/15/stress-2/

  29. Kat says:

    As is my usual Saturday routine I consult the magnets. They had something to say about the in between too. ❤️
    https://katmyrman.com/2017/04/15/sweetness-magnetic-poetry-saturday/

  30. […] Prompt via NaPoWriMo.net:  Write a poem that reflects on the nature of being in the middle of something. […]

  31. Jim says:

    Happy Midway to all !!! It’s been a while, but only another 15 to go.

    About a thief, a villain, today, http://jimmiehov6.blogspot.com/2017/04/napowrimo-2017-day-15-poem-invisible.html

    ..

  32. J Luukkonen says:

    On prompt. Perhaps a little cheeky, but it was fun to do.

    “Never Leave a Job 1/2 Done”
    https://jluukkonenpoetry.tumblr.com/post/159617525997/never-leave-a-job-12-done

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  34. I was honored to be named Featured Poet for today! Thank you!
    Here’s my offering for Day 15:

    https://magicsurrealist2013.me/2017/04/15/%e0%a4%ae%e0%a4%9d%e0%a4%a6%e0%a4%be%e0%a4%b0-mid-stream/

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