Welcome back, everyone, to Day Six of NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo.

Today, our featured participant is Blymey Rhymies, where the Mary Oliver-inspired poem for Day Five reads a bit like Mary Oliver as reinterpreted by Edward Lear with a side of Lemony Snicket.

Today’s interview is with Alex Dimitrov, a Bulgarian-born poet living in New York. He’s the author of two books of poetry, most recently Together and by Ourselves, out in just a few days from Copper Canyon Press. You can read the title poem here and some more of Dimitrov’s work here.

And now for our (optional) prompt. Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that looks at the same thing from various points of view. The most famous poem of this type is probably Wallace Stevens’ “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird”. You don’t need to have thirteen ways of looking at something – just a few will do!
Happy writing!

 

102 Responses to Day Six

  1. There’s more than one perspective for everything, including weddings!
    So here’s to “A Bride’s Maid.”
    https://rhymenreview.wordpress.com/2017/04/06/a-brides-maid-napowrimo/

  2. […] fifth poem for National Poetry Writing Month uses the prompt from Napowrimo.net—‘write a poem that looks at the same thing from different points of […]

  3. Since my last two days submissions were so late, here’s an early one for tomorrow: https://judydykstrabrown.com/2017/04/06/napowrimo-2017-day-6-capital-punishment/

  4. Masoom says:

    Here’s my entry for the sixth day, i liked the theme, so i wrote !

    https://mpjethwa.wordpress.com/2017/04/06/a6-napowrimo/

  5. […] http://www.napowrimo.net/day-six-5/ challenge is to “write a poem that looks at the same thing from various points of […]

  6. Eric Erb says:

    here’s ten views of masculine. sort of. i really don’t know anything about that subject.

    https://erbiage.wordpress.com/2017/04/06/ten-men/

    Comments welcome. hope you all have a great day!

  7. BRH says:

    Thank you for the shout out!

  8. […] a Tanka using  “laugh” and “wail”. The poem is also a submission towards sixth day of NaPoWriMo and in line with our monthly […]

  9. Angela says:

    Using my own art, and learned something about it. Need to fix the lay-out, but gotta run now: https://unassortedstories.wordpress.com/2017/04/06/dim/

  10. […] to NaPoWriMo 2017 Day 6 prompt, to look at the same thing from different […]

  11. […] Day 6 for napowrimo.net challenge: […]

  12. […] For: April PAD Challenge: Day 6, Day Six of NaPoWriMo […]

  13. Rahul Gaur says:

    https://rahulgaurblog.wordpress.com/2017/04/06/35-napowrimo-630-smart-phone/

    Snippet down below –

    V

    I tie my button while pushing on another
    I tap the door while tapping on my phone
    I scroll down her body while scrolling down another’s
    I live in two worlds which
    a Gemini of a device unfurls

  14. […] prompt from NaPoWriMo.net was to write about something from several different perspectives. Admittedly, I’ve chosen a […]

  15. Anni says:

    Today’s work in progress fits some of the last prompts again. ;) It’s kind of a riddle, about a piece of nature I know well and from different perspectives.
    Depending on time and situation

  16. […] Poetry Writing Month Day#6: Looking at the Same Thing from Different […]

  17. […] post is in response to the prompt given by NaPoWriMo for today.  The prompt is to write a poem that looks at the same thing from various points of […]

  18. I loved this prompt and thoroughly enjoyed writing for it. Here’s my take at twelve different perspectives of looking at a flower.

    https://wordpress.com/post/feelings161.wordpress.com/1497

    Do share your thoughts :)

  19. Grace Black says:

    Finally getting caught up. Now off to read each of you!

    https://graceblackwrites.com/2017/04/06/wellspring/

  20. […] day 6. See also this past one, if you wanna: pen, […]

  21. Six Views of the Bamboo

    NaPoWriMo 6/30: Six Views of the Bamboo – Zouxzoux
    https://zouxzoux.wordpress.com/2017/04/06/napowrimo-630-six-views-of-the-bamboo/

  22. Anuj Mahadik says:

    All of you who love to write with ink are going to love this! ❤ http://bit.ly/2oNEf8f

  23. […] for NaPoWriMo Day 6 – today we are encouraged to look at one thing from various perspectives. I am also sharing […]

  24. Joseph Hesch says:

    For Day 6 of NaPoWriMo: I’ve heard them from every auditory and personal level.

    Answering Our Babies’ Cries

    http://wp.me/p1AR9N-2ZD

  25. Karolina Eugenes says:

    Here is to prejudice about the big black bird.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BSjUcs5h57Y/?taken-by=latenightechoes

  26. […] NaPoWriMo Prompt Day 6 – Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that looks at the same thing from various points of view. The most famous poem of this type is probably Wallace Stevens’ “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird”. You don’t need to have thirteen ways of looking at something – just a few will do! […]

  27. A bit late today, but nevertheless…
    This is a poem on tears and how they have different meanings, and yet the same.

    https://mahathianand.blogspot.in/2017/04/tears.html

  28. Ileea says:

    I gave the prompt a try, inspired by other poems linked here! This is Thirteen Variations of Queer:

    “VII

    always
    a little dirty
    (it is not visible
    but it shows)”

    https://ileea.wordpress.com/2017/04/06/aprillyrik-6-tretton-variationer-av-queer/ (in Swedish, but Google translate will help you!)

  29. Frank Hubeny says:

    I’ve added a post trying to respond to Bjorn Rudberg’s challenge on imaginary garden with real toads prompt from yesterday.

    https://frankhubeny.blog/2017/04/06/trying-to-make-sense-out-of-space-time-in-the-here-and-now/

  30. […] is for NaPoWriMo, Day 6. The prompt was to write a poem that explored different views or aspects of […]

  31. Jim says:

    The sun is still shining in Texas and I have posted my “poem” as such. It is a children’s poem, about Henry, a rabbit. And Grandpa and Grandma.

    Here: http://jimmiehov6.blogspot.com/2017/04/napowrimo-2017-06-childrens-poem-for.html

    I like Mary Oliver, she is my next favorite content poetry author. My favorite is Ted Kooser (https://www.amazon.com/Poetry-Home-Repair-Manual-Practical/dp/0803259786)
    ..

  32. …how then to know rain?
    step out, look up, close your eyes —
    nature washes down.”

  33. Vin says:

    I chose to write about the different aspects of the mirror.

    http://vinlitevin.com/maybe-poetry/napowrimo/the-multifaceted-mirror/

  34. For today’s prompt, I chose to write on the rain.

    https://lifeateacher.wordpress.com/2017/04/06/napowrimo-day-6-thirteen-ways-of-looking-at-the-rain

    For the last few days I had been posting poems but had not know that I had to paste the URL here. Finally learnt it on day 6.

  35. […] prompt was to write a poem  from various perspectives. I struggled a bit with this, I recall a similar prompt several years […]

  36. […] Day 6 of Na/GloPoWriMo the official prompt at NaPoWriMo.net is to write a poem that looks at the same thing from various […]

  37. […] 6. Prompt for today is to write a poem that looks at the same thing from various points of view. The most […]

  38. Here is my take on today’s prompt: “Name Above All Names”
    http://wp.me/p4eHj4-1bH

  39. Mine’s a long one but it’s on Prompt! Titled “Looking at Life”
    https://leonaslines.com/2017/04/06/looking-at-life/

    Comments welcomed! Thanks!

  40. […] DAY SIX:   Write a poem that looks at the same thing from various points of view. […]

  41. […] Night time and I need to sleep, so short and simple, with three perspectives.  […]

  42. Inspired by Thirteen Ways, though I didn’t exactly follow the prompt instructions: http://natasa-summerblues.blogspot.rs/2017/04/blackbirds.html

  43. Lori Gomez says:

    I was slow off the mark today, but better late than never… I should call this 33 Ways To Embarrass Myself As I Lust For You, but I won’t. Haha Cheers!

    https://ccthinks.wordpress.com/2017/04/06/33-ways-counting-of-looking-at-you-napowrimo-day-6/

  44. […] NaPoWriMo prompt was for a poem that looks at something from different viewpoints, such as how differently children […]

  45. S.G. Liput says:

    Interesting prompt! I explored different ways that kids respond to their grandparents, mixed with a fitting movie review.
    https://sgliput.wordpress.com/2017/04/06/the-visit-2015/

  46. […] to the optional prompt for Day 6 of National Poetry Writing Month/Global Poetry Writing Month at NaPoWriMo 2017 – to write a poem with more than one way of looking at something. The photo is a composite […]

  47. […] late night poem, this time about tea. Not sure if I followed today’s prompt, but I’m posting it […]

  48. J Luukkonen says:

    “The Trees of Abu Dhabi”

    After living there, we see things from more than one point of view.

    https://jluukkonenpoetry.tumblr.com/post/159288821947/the-trees-of-abu-dhabi

  49. Continuing my little novel in verse!

    Little Bettle

    Veronica @ Anything Veronica

  50. […] Just for something new, this poem was inspired by today’s NaPoWriMo prompt. […]

  51. […] a few days behind, but here’s #6 as per the prompt of Day 6: “a poem that looks at the same thing from various points of view,” taking particular […]

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