Hello, everyone, and welcome back for the seventeenth day of NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo!

Today’s featured participant is Yesterday and today: Merril’s historical musings, where the correspondence poem for Day 16 is a bittersweet meditation on a letter never written.

Our featured interview for the day is with Hoa Nguyen, whose work is marked by a sense of immediate address and a pop-culture sensibility. You can learn more about Nguyen here, and you can find examples of her poetry here and here and here.

And now for our (optional) prompt. Today, I challenge you to write a nocturne. In music, a nocturne is a composition meant to be played at night, usually for piano, and with a tender and melancholy sort of sound. Your nocturne should aim to translate this sensibility into poetic form! Need more inspiration? Why not listen to one of history’s most famous nocturnes, Chopin’s Op. 9 No. 2?

Happy writing!

 

113 Responses to Day Seventeen

  1. […] Day 17, napowrimo.net challenge. […]

  2. […] For: Meeting the Bar: Pop Sonnets by kim881, seventeenth day of NaPoWriMo […]

  3. […] day 17 poem for National Poetry Writing Month uses the prompt from Napowrimo.net—to write a nocturne. The phrase solitaire shroud had been stuck in my head for about an hour […]

  4. […] conveniently, for the Nocturne prompt for Day 17, NaPoWriMo […]

  5. […] Secondly we have the prompt at napowrimo […]

  6. paul scribbles says:

    Once again I am combining this prompt with another. Hope you enjoy.

    https://paulscribbles.wordpress.com/2017/04/17/not-this/

  7. Mar Claudrin says:

    I (very loosely!) based my nocturnes on some of Whistler’s paintings xx

    http://notesfromabinbag.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/butterfly-effect-night.html

  8. Merril Smith says:

    Thank you so much for selecting me as featured participant. I am truly honored.

  9. […] Poetry Writing Month Day#17: […]

  10. Joseph Hesch says:

    Day 17’s NaPoWriMo poem, in the form of a nocturne.
    The Lullaby of the Night
    http://wp.me/p1AR9N-30x

  11. […] is Day 17 of NaPoWriMo. Today’s prompt is to write a nocturne. Perhaps I’ve written half a […]

  12. Azuki Lynn says:

    Good morning, poetic people.

    http://azukilynn.tumblr.com/post/159675502328/nocturne

    I hope you enjoy my nocturne poem.

  13. […] prompt of Day 17 of NaPoWriMo is to write a nocturne. In music, a nocturne is a composition meant to be played at night, usually […]

  14. […] wrote this villanelle, which also fits the NaPoWriMo theme of nocturne rather […]

  15. It was a pleasure reading great pieces listed above. Here’s my nocturne:

    https://feelings161.wordpress.com/2017/04/17/napowrimo-day-17-nocturne/

  16. […] prompt over at NaPoWriMo.net was to write a nocturne. Actually this is a kind of music which is meant to be played at night, but […]

  17. Anni says:

    Today’s poem is founded on nightly childhood memories.
    nocturnal rain

    Happy Easter Monday!

  18. Happy Haiky Day!

    Here are my first three of the day:

    http://www.quiltr.com/?p=15787

    Determined flying
    Beaks slice frothy morning clouds
    Springward northward bound

  19. Today is International Haiku Day, so wrote two haiku with a night theme (and one without):
    http://bniedt.blogspot.com/2017/04/day-17-happy-haiku-day.html

  20. Angela says:

    I had already written a nocturna for day 9 – this one is a nocturne but not a nocturna:
    https://flutterbynapowrimo.wordpress.com/2017/04/17/2017-day-17-nocturne/

  21. Vince Gotera says:

    Mixing prompts with Poetic Asides: nocturne dance poems by Thomas Alan Holmes and Vince Gotera. Lookin’ forward to summer, y’all. Come on by the blog and check out the poems!

    http://vincegotera.blogspot.com/2017/04/day-17-napowrimo-poem-day-2017.html

  22. […] Prompt via NaPoWriMo.net: Write a nocturne. In music, a nocturne is a composition meant to be played at night, usually for piano, and with a tender and melancholy sort of sound. Your nocturne should aim to translate this sensibility into poetic form. […]

  23. […] optional prompt at NaPoWriMo 2017 for Day 17 of National Poetry Writing Month/Global Poetry Writing Month is to write […]

  24. […] National Haiku Day! Although today’s prompt is “nocturne” – as if this blog wasn’t already gloomy […]

  25. Here’s my day 17. Now to read what others have done. Have a great day!

    https://tidbitsbyshannon.wordpress.com/2017/04/17/parallel-play/

  26. Vin says:

    I am not sure if this is a Nocturne or not.

    But it was very calming to write. Particularly with soft music. After a long day of work.. this was just what I wanted..peace

    http://vinlitevin.com/maybe-poetry/napowrimo/silent-summer-slumber/

  27. […] GloPoWriMo prompt was to write a nocturne. In music, a nocturne is a composition meant to be played at night, […]

  28. Claire says:

    Feeling a bit emotional. With a little help from Cat Power and a powerful friend https://clairevetica.wordpress.com/2017/04/17/metal-hearts/

  29. […] prompt  was to write a nocturne. Well, some might say I am a little obsessed with the night sky but I […]

  30. […] Day Seventeen: Write a nocturne. In music, a nocturne is a composition meant to be played at night, usually for piano, and with a tender and melancholy sort of sound. Aim to translate this sensibility into poetic form! […]

  31. […] have no idea if this really addresses the Day 17 prompt from NaPoWriMo.net, which was to write a poetic equivalent to a nocturne – a musical composition meant to be […]

  32. Tough day at the keyboard, but here we go: http://wp.me/p4eHj4-1dt

  33. […] 17 of NaPoWriMo and today’s prompt is to write a […]

  34. Frank Hubeny says:

    I posted mine for today based on the dVerse Haibun Monday prompt.

    https://frankhubeny.blog/2017/04/17/chicken-problem/

  35. […] NaPoWriMo prompt was for a nocturne, a poem inspired by the nighttime, which I applied to the elegiac notes of a […]

  36. S.G. Liput says:

    My nocturne/elegy drew inspiration from a film about John Keats that I think all poets would appreciate:
    https://sgliput.wordpress.com/2017/04/17/bright-star-2009/

  37. […] NaPoWriMo #17: a nocturne […]

  38. […] NaPoWriMo Prompt Day 17 – Today, I challenge you to write a nocturne. In music, a nocturne is a composition meant to be played at night, usually for piano, and with a tender and melancholy sort of sound. Your nocturne should aim to translate this sensibility into poetic form! Need more inspiration? Why not listen to one of history’s most famous nocturnes, Chopin’s Op. 9 No. 2? […]

  39. Azuki Lynn says:

    My second poem today is a haiku.

    http://azukilynn.tumblr.com/post/159695244938/husk

    Have a good evening, peeps.

  40. […] an attempt at writing a nocturne (or night song) for NaPoWriMo […]

  41. […] line from last Friday was: “I’m going to tell you how I lost my inheritance.” For NaPoWriMo the prompt is to write a nocturne which is a poem/song about the night. For A to Z […]

  42. […] **************** Today’s NaPoWriMo prompt…. […]

  43. kat says:

    Late to the party…but couldn’t resist. Here’s a Kyrielle for my Nocturne. :) Night night, sleep tight.
    https://katmyrman.com/2017/04/17/nightfall-napowrimo-2017-17/?preview_id=12499&preview_nonce=c941ef25d7

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