Two weeks down, two weeks and a bit to go!

Today, our featured participant is Grace Black Writes, where the riddle for Day 13 is full of wordplay.

Our featured resource today is Twitter Poetry Club. What’s that? Well, it’s a sort of loose project in which, on selected days, people take photos of poems (from books or printouts or what-have-you) and post them to twitter with the hashtag #twitterpoetryclub. There was a meeting last night, so if you search twitter for the #twitterpoetryclub tag, you’ll find oodles of new poems. To keep on top of when “meetings” are, check out the club’s online archive or follow the club’s organizer here. The club’s next meeting is currently scheduled for April 27.

And now for our optional prompt! Today, I challenge you to write a poem that takes the form of a dialogue. Your conversant could be real people, or be personifications, as in Andrew Marvell’s A Dialogue Between the Soul and the Body, or Yeats’ A Dialogue of Self and Soul. Like Marvell, and Yeats, you could alternate stanzas between your two speakers, or perhaps you could give them alternating lines. Your speakers could be personifications, like those in Marvell and Yeats’ poems, or they could be two real people. Hopefully, this prompt will give you a chance to represent different points of view in the same poem, or possibly to create a dramatic sense of movement and tension within the poem.

Happy writing!


39 Responses to Day Fourteen

  1. […] Today’s prompt: a dialogue poem. Now, you might know that I simply love writing dialogues. So of course I love this prompt as well. Hope you like the result! […]

  2. […] a bit of a cheat – one I had already written – but it fitted the daily prompt so well I had to use […]

  3. Van Waffle says:

    I wrote a dialogue between Heaven and Earth, but it’s an environmental rather than a spiritual parable.

  4. I had some fun with this one – inspired by and dedicated to my kids! Questions, Questions

  5. […] NaPoWriMo challenge was to write a poem that takes the form of a dialogue. As I was about to sit down (for the first […]

  6. Kiana Donae says:

    Here early today. Off to probably take another nap and fight this cold. Lol

  7. […] was inspired to post today’s poem by the prompt at . I wrote this several years ago after a conversation with my cleaning lady. To hear me read it, […]

  8. […] (when this blog was still in its infancy) and as the topic of today’s optional prompt for Day 14 of NaPoWriMo 2015  was to write a dialogue I thought I’d revisit the idea. A dialogue […]

  9. CC Champagne says:

    This is a follow up of something I wrote almost four years ago, and it was kind of interesting to revisit the old stuff:

  10. […] Asides P-A-D “2forTuesday honest/dishonest prompt “ NaPoWriMo’s “Dialogue Poems” Negative Capability Press’ “Family Photo Prompt” Apparatus Magazine’s […]

  11. Jim says:

    I love writing dialog poems. Unfortunately I wrote before I came here.

  12. Josh says:

    I did the prompt today, but not 100% happy with my outcome.
    “The Excluded Middle”

    (Here is mine from yesterday, that I just posted today:

  13. Grace Black says:


    This one was fun!

    I am honored to be the featured participant today, thank you kindly!

  14. […] latest prompt for NaPoWriMo again came just before electricity departed; yet again this offering was composed with laptop and […]

  15. Colonialist says:

    Fun, again! This of mine is, as usual, not to be taken at all seriously! ‘Really Awful Anticipation':

  16. […] click here.  Sharing this with dVerse, where today’s prompt is brothers/sisters, and with where we were encouraged to write dialogue.  The quarrel form seemed ideal for combining the […]

  17. inktuition says:

    LOVED today’s prompt. Thank you for the opportunity. I was able to engage with the two argumentative parts of my writer’s internal belief system. My dialogue is between trust and fear:

  18. TV neighbours,showing machetes,are more honest.
    I always want to know you want me dead
    Before you actually kill me.

  19. […] NaPoWriMo prompt tells us to try a dialogue poem.  Alrighty […]

  20. Love it! It’s an awesome prompt. Here’s my poem:
    “Between Good and Evil”

  21. […] prompt asks us to write a dialogue. Here are a few of mine, conversations between myself and people I’ve met on the bus/walking […]

  22. […] NaPoWriMo–Day 14–Dialogue poem […]

  23. I am enjoying these unique prompts! Here’s my version of a Dialogue poem. “Flesh vs Spirit Dialogue”

  24. […] NaPoWriMo prompt for Day 14 was to write a poem in dialogue […]

  25. Brittany M says:

    I know I’m a day late, but I did have it finished yesterday, I just couldn’t type it up!

    Creation and Destruction

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