Hello, everyone. We’re now two-thirds of the way through the month. I hope you’ve been having fun.

And we have two featured participants today, each of which took the landay prompt for Day 19 in a slightly different direction. Here’s Kiana Donae’s serious and furtive landay of love, and here’s Voiceless Fricative’s humorous and slightly nutty one.

Today’s poetry resource is the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day, which – you guessed it – features a new poem each day. Featuring work by contemporary poets on weekdays and classic poems on weekends, it’s a nice mix of old and new.

And now for our prompt (optional, as always). Today, I challenge to write a poem that states the things you know. For example, “The sky is blue” or “Pizza is my favorite food” or “The world’s smallest squid is Parateuthis tunicata. Each line can be a separate statement, or you can run them together. The things you “know” of course, might be facts, or they might be a little bit more like beliefs. Hopefully, this prompt will let your poem be grounded in specific facts, while also providing room for more abstract themes and ideas.

Happy writing!

 

62 Responses to Day Twenty

  1. […] Today’s prompt: A poem about the things I know. I wanted to say “Duh!”, but actually I just had an inspiration. […]

  2. Kiana Donae says:

    I’m so honored and excited to be featured, especially along side Serena at Voiceless. I really loved her landay. Thanks so much!!! :) #LoveandInk

  3. Kiana Donae says:

    I liked the landays so I stuck with that. I’m pressed for time.
    http://kianadonaepoetry.weebly.com/lets-blog-about-it/day-20-napowrimo-2015

    Thank you again on the feature nod. #LoveandInk

  4. […] They hunt out insect pests They’re worldwide except polar They chew up wood for nests Winter wipes them out with cold Only the queen survives She then begins again to build Her colony – not hive! Birds, bats, badgers eat them Though most mammals shrink back And wisely – if you swat one All its friends attack! It’s a fascinating creature But do remember its Final shocking feature Of anaphylaxis! Fact-based rhyme for day 20 of napowrimo! […]

  5. […] the ‘Things you Know‘ prompt […]

  6. BRH says:

    My knowledge/fact/education-based rhyme about one of humankind’s fiercest enemies – la vespa!

  7. Brittany M says:

    Here’s my response to the prompt.

    “Hiking Crescent Lake”

    http://goo.gl/kWIfU4

  8. […] actually used today’s NaPoWriMo prompt for today’s […]

  9. […] Day 20 of NaPoWriMo 2015 […]

  10. […] NaPoWriMo.net prompt is to ‘write a poem that states the things […]

  11. […] OK, in all honesty, I have no doubt of my own existence, but just wanted to be a bit silly for a bit. Hope you don’t mind!  Written for napowrimo.net […]

  12. Rain, Rain says:

    … because I’m running a day behind, and because a landay’s shorter than a thing-um-a-bob (though I aim to write one of those too, likely a day behind again), here’s my effort of today: The Proper Tense with Accidents.

    … though really it’s just a couplet, don’t you think?

    So nice to read everyone’s verses, by the way! Keep up the good work.

  13. […] I decided to write my poem-of-the-day based on the NaPoWriMo2015 prompt, which is to write a poem that states things that I know. This could be a really long poem, because […]

  14. It’s day 20 and I finally wrote a poem based on the NaPoWriMo prompt! https://lindakruschke.wordpress.com/2015/04/20/some-of-what-i-know/
    Peace, Linda

  15. […] is for NaPoWriMo 2015 and Day 20. Call me a doubting Thomas if you will, but – and this is far too deep for a late Monday […]

  16. […] A poem for Day 20 of NaPoWriMo 2015: state what you know […]

  17. inktuition says:

    My response to today’s prompt is a reflection on one of the sad truths about myself: ‘All work, no play’ http://inktuition.net/2015/04/20/all-work-no-play/

  18. […] NaPoWriMo challenge was to write a poem about facts, about things we know. So I chose to write about the things I know […]

  19. I am truly honoured to have been featured today – especially alongside Kiana (she is awesome!) I also want to say thanks to everyone who came by my blog to offer their congratulations (you are awesome too!)

    OK, so today I wrote about what I know thanks to my mother (and father)! https://voicelessfricative.wordpress.com/2015/04/20/my-mothers-pearls/

  20. “Till It Happens to You”
    One thing I know, is that most of us never commend our fathers, till we try life on ourselves.
    https://medium.com/divided-by-zero/till-it-happens-to-you-c9b204c725d0

  21. […] Prompt: Things you know […]

  22. […] NaPoWriMo Day 20 […]

  23. […] The Prompt: “write a poem that states the things you know. For example, “The sky is blue” or “Pizza is my favorite food” or “The world’s smallest squid is Parateuthis tunicata. Each line can be a separate statement, or you can run them together. The things you “know” of course, might be facts, or they might be a little bit more like beliefs. Hopefully, this prompt will let your poem be grounded in specific facts, while also providing room for more abstract themes and ideas.” […]

  24. […] prompt for today over at NaPoWriMo.net asked us to write a poem based on what we know.  That gets heady […]

  25. Van Waffle says:

    I liked this prompt because I’m occasionally been humbled by the difference between what I think I know and what is true. I’d like to explore it further, but here is what I wrote today: Belief.

  26. Van Waffle says:

    Testing. My comments haven’t appeared for the past several days.

  27. Van Waffle says:

    I liked this prompt a lot because I’ve occasionally been humbled by the dissonance between what I know and what is factually apparent. I’d like to explore it more but for now I wrote this: http://vaneramos.livejournal.com/806108.html

  28. Finding Words

    Didn’t expect this one. Good prompt.

  29. […] NaPoWriMo Day Twenty – prompt to write about what you know. (Written in another blackout on laptop plus a rechargeable […]

  30. […] 20 of NaPoWriMo.  What seemed like an easy prompt, turned out little more difficult to write on today.  The […]

  31. […] NaPoWriMo–Day 20–“I Know” poem–a poem that states the things you know. […]

  32. […] Generally it depends upon human relations and current statements.  Yesterday’s prompt at Napowrimo was to write about something we […]

  33. viv blake says:

    Better late than never!

    Naani

    I know that life is short
    sometimes sweet sometimes sad,
    never easy, that’s for sure,
    merely to be lived.

  34. […] my NaPoWriMo poem for today, I was inspired to write a poem about what I do […]

  35. […] The NaPoWriMo prompt for Day 20 was to write a poem that states the things you know. […]

  36. I am terribly late. Please believe my excuses and thanks for the patience. The prompt is the type that can inspire poems like “Desiderata,” by the way. I’m totally interested what older poets wrote for it. :)
    “Things That Happened and Things That Happen”
    http://charlene-delfin.blogspot.com/2015/04/things-that-happened-and-things-that.html

  37. BRH says:

    I confess that I didn’t follow the prompt (sorry!), but I did do something!

  38. Colonialist says:

    No heading and therefore no link to Day 21 –
    but I did take some extracts from a page of one of my novels and did double back-flips to make a rhyming poem out of them.

  39. […] For example, “The sky is blue” or “Pizza is my favorite food”… Each line can be a separate statement, or you can run them together. The things you “know” of course, might be facts, or they might be a little bit more like beliefs.  ~ via The NaPoWriMo Website […]

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