Today is the tenth day of NaPoWriMo. We’re one third of the way through!

Our featured participant today is Arakawa Fiction, where the visual poem for Day Nine is pretty keen both in terms of the poem’s shape and the wonderful use of calligraphy.

Our resource for the day is Entropy, an online journal of literature that, besides its many fine articles and poems, also hosts great posts on submission opportunities, a small press database, and more.

And now for today’s prompt (optional, as always): Today I challenge you to write an abecedarian poem – a poem with a structure derived from the alphabet. There are a couple of ways of doing this. You could write a poem of 26 words, in which each word begins with a successive letter of the alphabet. You could write a poem of 26 lines, where each line begins with a successive letter. Or finally, if you’d prefer to narrow your focus, perhaps you could write a poem which focuses on a few letters, using words that repeat them.

Happy writing!

 

65 Responses to Day Ten

  1. […] and now I’m supposed to respond to today’s prompt: an alphabet poem. You’ve been […]

  2. Here is my poem, “A Zebra’s stripes” which also includes a little visual poetry if looking at from a desktop computer: http://theproductpoet.com/a-zebras-stripes-an-abecedarian-poem/.

  3. […] so long, and no idea it’d be this tricky… NaPoWriMo 2015‘s optional prompt for Day 10 was to write an abecedarian poem (based on the alphabet). We were given the option to write a poem […]

  4. Brittany M says:

    This took me quite awhile, but I tried to make it work. I hope it makes sense!

    http://brittanysblogofrandomthings.blogspot.com/2015/04/poetry-theory-of-everything.html

  5. Jim says:

    I had been here earlier to get the link for my Day 10 post. But I forgot to return and leave a link. Sorry.
    The abcd poem sounds like fun. “X” might be a little problem.
    http://jimmiehov6.blogspot.com/2015/04/blind-grandpa-day-10-of-napowrimo-2015.html#comment-form

  6. […] response to napowrimo’s day 10 challenge, to write a abecedarian poem – a poem with a structure derived from the alphabet. there […]

  7. […] NaPoWriMo challenge was to write an abecedarian poem (a poem with a structure derived from the alphabet). Immediately […]

  8. […] Pink Ink Press’ “What I Really Meant to Say Was” NaPoWriMo’s “Abecedarian poems” The Journal’s Shortlist of prompts Negative Capability Press’ “Billy Collins […]

  9. David Ellis says:

    Here is the first of three Alphabet abecedarians that I’ve written that fit this prompt. I love doing acrostics :)

    http://toofulltowrite.com/2015/04/10/poem-poetry-abstract-acrostalyptica-one-of-three-napowrimo-2015-acrostic-poems/

  10. David Ellis says:

    Here is the second of three Alphabet abecedarians that I’ve written that fit this prompt. I love doing acrostics :)

    http://toofulltowrite.com/2015/04/10/poem-poetry-abstract-alliterative-acrostalyptica-two-of-three-napowrimo-2015-acrostic-poems/

  11. David Ellis says:

    Here is the third of three Alphabet abecedarians that I’ve written that fit this prompt. I love doing acrostics :)

    http://toofulltowrite.com/2015/04/10/poem-poetry-the-tenderness-of-words-aka-acrostalyptica-part-3-three-of-three-napowrimo-2015-acrostic-poems/

  12. […] (OK, I am out of time; H/T: today’s prompt) […]

  13. Yay! We’re already on the third day! :D Here’s my response:
    “Plans A to Z”
    http://charlene-delfin.blogspot.com/2015/04/plans-to-z.html

  14. Van Waffle says:

    I devoted a short verse to each letter: Call of letters.

  15. “How to Incite a Poem”, for today’s abecedarian challenge. Poets, you see, are only here to cause trouble and turn the world upside down. :)
    https://medium.com/divided-by-zero/how-to-incite-a-poem-41b288514141?source=tw-3ab77099c87a-1428709244752

  16. I did not follow the prompt today. Language in this one.

    Wasted Words/Tumblr

  17. Laura says:

    Not too far from being nonsensical but it definitely took me to unexplored places:
    https://purpletoothedgrin.wordpress.com/2015/04/10/1693/

  18. No prompts for me today, except a bit of cloud seen on the way home.

    http://www.quiltr.com/?p=12254

    and some haiku, brought to you by the letter ‘i’

    http://www.quiltr.com/?p=12252

  19. […] today came from three places. The NaPoWriMo blog suggested writing an abecedarian poem with structure coming from the alphabet (not as easy as it […]

  20. […] NaPoWriMo – Day 10 -Do you know what an abecedarian poem is? […]

  21. […] prompt: “…write an abecedarian poem – a poem with a structure derived from the alphabet. […]

  22. […] This was one of those days when I found it hard to get going. I was going to write an abecedarian poem, but I didn’t want to force anything, or have to resort to the ‘X marks the spot’ […]

  23. […] the abecedarian prompt (in a way), […]

  24. grapeling says:

    to the prompt, in a sense, and under the wire:

    https://grapeling.wordpress.com/2015/04/10/echo-location-10/

    good weekend to all ~

  25. […] For the Day 10 Prompt at NaPWriMo – an abecedarian poem. Definitely one I’d like to revisit given how […]

  26. […] a poem a day is that you’re forced to write some bad poems. This one comes courtesy of napowrimo and is an abecedarian, which typically has lines or stanzas that start with each letter of the […]

  27. […] at NaPoWriMo.net, we are asked to write an abecedarian poem – a poem with a structure derived from the […]

  28. This is my try at the prompt for today. I am posting it late because my site was down yesterday “Alphabet of Thanks” http://leonaslines.com/2015/04/10/alphabet-of-thanks/

  29. […] [Using the abecedarian prompt from Day 10 over at napowrimo.net.] […]

  30. […] Day 10’s optional prompt, to write an abecedarian poem – a poem with a structure derived from the alphabet. . ~ via The NaPoWriMo Website […]

  31. […] took it from there and gave me this draft (you can also see my attempt at NaPo’s suggested abecedarian poem from day ten, but I didn’t think it was worth including in this month’s […]

  32. […] response to Day 10 Prompt by NaPoWriMo , which was to write a poem based on alphabet. I have written a 26 line poem, each line starting […]

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