Hello, everyone! Today, we are two-thirds of the way through NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo, and heading into the home stretch.

Our featured participant today is this and other poems, where the creation myth for Day 19 is “tenuous,” but strikingly believable!

Our interview today is a two-fer: the poet Rickey Laurentiis being interviewed by the poet Carl Phillips. You can find examples of Laurentiis’ work here and Phillips’ work here.

Last but not least, here is our (optional) prompt for the day. Today, I challenge you to write a poem that incorporates the vocabulary and imagery of a specific sport or game. Your poem could invoke chess or baseball, hopscotch or canasta, Monopoly or jai alai. The choice is yours!

Happy writing!

 

111 Responses to Day Twenty

  1. […] day 20 poem for National Poetry Writing Month uses the prompt from Napowrimo.net—to write a poem that ‘incorporates the vocabulary and imagery of a specific sport or […]

  2. Apparently, I went with the hockey metaphor (after flirting ever-so-briefly with wrestling):

    https://ordinaryaveragethoughts.wordpress.com/2017/04/19/national-poetry-writing-month-2017-day-20/

  3. […] to Day 20, 2017 NaPoWriMo, where Maureen calls for […]

  4. grapeling says:

    Spirit / 20

    To the prompt, and 2/3rds of the way there. Whew.

  5. Arash says:

    “Just a Game”, by Arash
    First few lines:

    We sit by the unlit fireplace
    the crystal chess set between us
    I say your move Lilith oh you
    coquettish devil I’m thinking
    to myself hope you don’t recall
    my blunder in the opening….

    https://seafloors.blogspot.ca/2017/04/just-game.html

  6. Angela says:

    I promised myself i will HAVE to get my administration done today before I get to write a new poem. So I’m sharing one I struggled with yesterday, when I tried my hand on the neologism prompt: https://unassortedstories.wordpress.com/2017/04/20/sane-by-proxy/

  7. […] napowrimo.net challenge, Day 20 […]

  8. eric erb says:

    oh… so i’ll say that i’m not into sports or games, but my work is rife with words from the same. And I know when i’m amusing myself i prolly shouldn’t share, but here it goes anyway: https://erbiage.wordpress.com/2017/04/20/a-wordburger-on-sportsball/

  9. […] Maureen’s prompt for today was to incorporate sport or game specific vocabulary into our poem. I chose to use dancing (in this case, mostly Chacha) vocabulary. […]

  10. Anni says:

    Who can dance the choreography of my chacha-poem? ;)
    Together they dance

  11. […] Napowrimo prompt for the day. […]

  12. […] Poetry Writing Month Day#20: A Poem that Incorporates the Vocabulary and Imagery of a Specific Sport or Game (it may be […]

  13. […] NaPoWriMo asks us for a poem that uses sporting terms. My son is a judoka, so this is for him.  […]

  14. paul scribbles says:

    Memories of happy camping times and a new game discovered.

    https://paulscribbles.wordpress.com/2017/04/20/golf-on-a-plate/

  15. Joseph Hesch says:

    Sometimes the opponent’s too hard to beat alone.
    Calling Tim When You’re Down 0-365
    http://wp.me/p1AR9N-30W

  16. Azuki Lynn says:

    Short and sweet rhymer for the prompt today.

    http://azukilynn.tumblr.com/post/159788063963/aarrghh

    This game was an obsession of mine for many years.

  17. […] NaPoWriMo #20: a poem that incorporates the vocabulary and imagery of a specific sport or game […]

  18. […] Diem #1194 Cherry Blossom (Sakura) This tanka is off-prompt for NaPoWriMo 2017, on Day 20 of National Poetry Writing Month/Global Poetry Writing Month. […]

  19. mahathianand.blogspot.in/2017/04/napowrimo-day20-second-citizen.html?m=1

  20. […] prompt for Day 20 of NaPoWrimo is to write a poem that incorporates the vocabulary and imagery of a specific sport or game. Your […]

  21. […] really enjoy watching baseball (go Blue Jays!),  …golf…not so much. Written for NaPoWriMo, where the prompt is to use sports terms in […]

  22. I wanted to choose boxing. Then I decided to write about a game I actually play.

    http://charlene-delfin.blogspot.com/2017/04/glopowrimo-2017-day-20-play-by-winds.html

  23. […] busy beeeeee. Today’s prompt: […]

  24. […] prompt was to write a poem which incorporated language from a sport or game. Can you guess what it […]

  25. Carla Jones says:

    Thank you so much for featuring my blog today! And for today’s prompt I’ve gone for something familiar, but with a cultural twist :^)

    https://thisandotherpoems.wordpress.com/2017/04/20/200417/

  26. […] to Alistair Forbes for hosting Sunday Photo Fiction. Today’s NaPoWriMo prompt is to “write a poem that incorporates the vocabulary and imagery of a specific sport […]

  27. […] is Day 20 of NaPoWriMo. I covered several prompts here. Though it’s not really about games or sports, my haibun does […]

  28. Frank Hubeny says:

    I wrote a poem based on Susan’s prompt at Poets United on what is holiness.

    https://frankhubeny.blog/2017/04/20/the-holy-is-whats-really-real/

  29. Merril Smith says:

    I’m not really into games or sports, but I did throw in a reference. I suppose nations and politicians play games all the time. ;)
    https://merrildsmith.wordpress.com/2017/04/20/following-the-rules-napowrimo/

  30. lindi says:

    not really to prompt – but i did write it while rowing…which is kind of sporty.
    https://lindiannhewittcoleman.wordpress.com/2017/04/20/today/

  31. […] 20. Today’s prompt is to write a poem that incorporates the vocabulary and imagery of a specific sport or […]

  32. Smitha V says:

    Wrote about the game of carrom. Have any of you’ll played it? Used to be popular once upon a time.

    https://lifeateacher.wordpress.com/2017/04/20/napowrimo-day-20-carrom-more-than-a-game-for-me

  33. Decided to go off-prompt today. I was inspired by the quote on my daily calendar for my thirty-word poem.
    https://lindakruschke.wordpress.com/2017/04/20/deep-roots/

  34. […] .. Some rugby slanted sky fun for NaPoWriMo, day 20.  […]

  35. Angela says:

    A little story composed entirely of bridge terms (even the names!): https://flutterbynapowrimo.wordpress.com/2017/04/20/2017-day-20-coup-en-passant/

  36. […] Two thirds of the way through Na/GloPoWriMo 2017 – 20 down, 10 to go. Today’s NaPoWriMo.net prompt challenge is to write a poem that incorporates the vocabulary and imagery of a sport or game. […]

  37. Off theme, barely on prompt but hey: http://wp.me/p4eHj4-1dX

  38. […] second effort at today’s NaPoWriMo.net ‘sport’ prompt, this time in the form of a monoku – the single-line haiku usually contains fewer than […]

  39. […] GloPoWriMo Day 20 has asked for a poem that ‘incorporates the vocabulary and imagery of a specific sport or game’.  I’m sure you can’t guess the one above … […]

  40. Lydia says:

    First time in a while I’ve been super on prompt. I’m okay with this, but a bit overly prose-y maybe.

    Been writing between studying for finals. One in a half hour, so happy I got this out beforehand!

  41. Lydia says:

    First time in a while I’ve been super on prompt. I’m okay with this, but a bit overly prose-y maybe.

    Been writing between studying for finals. One in a half hour, so happy I got this out beforehand!

  42. N. K. Hasen says:

    “Pitching The Ball”

  43. colonialist says:

    I managed this one as plain sailing, and threw in Day 12 as part of catch-up.
    https://colonialist.wordpress.com/2017/04/20/really-awfully-naughty-call/

  44. My contribution is based on a board game I love to play “Sorry!”. You can read my Rhyme at: https://leonaslines.com/2017/04/20/sorry/

  45. Vin says:

    Me and games don’t get on together at all. Even computer and mobile games :|

    so off prompt today. It rained here.. and here is the result

    http://vinlitevin.com/maybe-poetry/napowrimo/first-rain/

  46. […] NaPoWriMo prompt was for a poem that incorporates the terminology of sports or games, and this film was the first to […]

  47. […] NaPoWriMo Prompt Day 20 – Today, I challenge you to write a poem that incorporates the vocabulary and imagery of a specific sport or game. Your poem could invoke chess or baseball, hopscotch or canasta, Monopoly or jai alai. The choice is yours! […]

  48. After painting tonight, there weren’t too many words…

    Laying paint film by glaze by blotch
    reveling in the occasionally brilliant stroke…

  49. My second baseball poem of the month. But it is that time of year.

    http://www.scottrhoades.com/doggerybaw/?p=81

  50. Vince Gotera says:

    Sports and task poems by Thomas Alan Holmes and Vince Gotera on “The Man with the Blue Guitar” … come on by!

    http://vincegotera.blogspot.com/2017/04/day-20-napowrimo-poem-day-2017.html

  51. I tried posting around midnight, and couldn’t access the site here. Now, I can. So, here’s my Day 20 poem:

    https://magicsurrealist2013.me/2017/04/21/games/

  52. […] day 21 poem for National Poetry Writing Month uses the prompt from Napowrimo.net—to write a poem that ‘incorporates overheard speech.’ I actually have written several such […]

  53. […] NaPoWriMo […]

  54. […] I deviated from the NaPoWriMo prompt today. I was feeling tired (again) from a long, full day, and just didn’t feel like thinking […]

  55. […] Day Twenty: Write a poem that incorporates the vocabulary and imagery of a specific sport or game. […]

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