It’s the final Tuesday of NaPoWriMo, and we have just three days left in the month. I hope you’ve gotten your poetical “second wind.”

And we have two featured participants today, because I just couldn’t pick! First, Yoga Mom’s hay(na)ku lament for unseasonable weather, and then Summer Blues, where there are two poems, a single noir-ish hay(na)ku, and then a three-stanza variant, which I found very evocative.

Today’s poetry resource is Lemonhound, where you’ll find poems, reviews, poetics and craft essays, and more.

And now for today’s prompt (optional, as always). Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem about bridges. A bridge is a powerful metaphor, and when you start looking for bridges in poems, you find them everywhere. Your poem could be about a real bridge or an imaginary or ideal bridge. It could be one you cross every day, or one that simply seems to stand for something larger – for the idea of connection or distance, for the idea of movement and travel and new horizons.

Happy writing!


52 Responses to Day Twenty-Eight

  1. I am honoured to be one of the featured participants today! Thank you so much.

  2. […] NaPoWriMo challenge was to write a poem about a bridge. I wrote two today, the first about a physical bridge and the […]

  3. Couldn’t quite decide what to do so I wrote two: one about a physical bridge and one about a metaphorical one

  4. […] Today’s prompt: a poem about bridges. Coincidentally, the motto of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest is “Building Bridges”, but I resisted the urge to write a poem related to it (or maybe I’ll change my opinion halfway through – we’ll see). […]

  5. […] bridge for NaPoWriMo Day 28 took me to the closed borders of […]

  6. Van Waffle says:

    This prompted a simple stanza about my life right now: <a href=""New Beginning".

  7. […] prompt for Day 28 of NaPoWriMo is to write about bridges, either real, imaginary, or metaphorical. I decided to write about my […]

  8. Colonialist says:

    Those with the necessary courage can find my rambles over bridges here:

  9. Josh says:

    Used the prompt today. I thought it odd at first, but I ended up really liking it.


  10. This was a great prompt. I read it before getting in the shower and then came up with my bridge poem while I was getting ready for work.

  11. […] NaPoWriMo’s “Bridges prompt” 30dpc “Change of Scenery prompt” Mslexia’s “Ridiculous Self-Portrait prompt” Negative Capability Press’ “Diamante prompt” West Trestle Review “Reinvention prompt” Poetic Asides P-A-D “2forTues Matter/Anti-Matter prompt” Stories& Slams’ “Newsworthy Villanelles” Wild Violet’s “Y is for Yadu prompt” Pink Ink Press’ “Fast Forward prompt” The Language Inside’s “Virtues after Kay Ryan prompt” Flashbang Writing Studio’s “It’s Alive! prompt” Poets& Writers’ “Musical Inspiration prompt” […]

  12. […] The poem is based on the prompt ‘Bridge’ given in NaPoWriMo Blog. […]

  13. […] Keeping up with the Round-up and writing a poem a day has been exhausting.  But as proof that I am writing, here’s today’s draft using NaPoWriMo’s Day 28 Bridge prompt: […]

  14. C.A. LaRue says:

    Had fun with this one! Here’s the link to the poem, titled PAPER ELEPHANTS….

  15. […] Today’s prompt: Bridges […]

  16. […] For Day 28 NaPoWriMo2015 […]

  17. […] ‘I’d like to challenge you to write a poem about bridges’ is the prompt for NaPoWriMo Day Twenty Eight. […]

  18. […] where Mary asks us to write about where we are from. I’d already written a poem today for the NaPoWriMo prompt, and when I read Mary’s post I thought of this […]

  19. Bryan Ens says:

    OK…didn’t exactly use the bridge prompt, but perhaps one could be read into my poem…metaphorically

  20. Rob McShane says:

    From a fuzzed brain – here’s my effort for Day 28!! :)
    Time to stop watching films like ‘Predestination’, ‘Inception’, etc. :)

  21. […] [after Nizar Qabbani’s “I Want To Write Different Words For You” ] submitted to Real Toads &NaPoWriMo […]

  22. […] . NaPoWriMo, day 28. […]

  23. I wrote about a bridge two days ago. I was tempted to post the same poem, but I wrote a new one:

  24. […] at today the prompt suggested we write about […]

  25. […] 28 of NaPoWriMo.  Prompt today was writing about bridges, real or imaginary.  Bridges as metaphors.  I had the […]

  26. […] On train journeys, coming home and the Forth Road Bridge for the prompt for Day 28 at NaPoWriMo, a truly gorgeous sight on a (rare?) sunny November day as I found many years […]

  27. The things our ancestors sent were lost on the isthmus. They shouldn’t be too disappointed with how we turned out. :) Here’s ‘The Man From 1982′:

  28. Shadorma poem titled “St. John’s Bridge” about Portland, Oregon’s tallest bridge.

  29. You’re right. A bridge is a powerful metaphor. :)
    “Near the Point of No Return”

  30. […] response for napowrimo’s day 28 prompt; to write about a bridge. i always sincerely love how words can bring people closer, […]

  31. Vince Gotera says:

    Combining both of Robert Lee Brewer’s “matter” and “anti-matter” prompts with NaPoWriMo’s bridge poem suggestion. I’d appreciate any suggestions for a title. Just stuck this one on a minute ago as a tentative title. I had just “Poem” as a title before that.

    For Kathleen Ann Lawrence

    Kathy, you are my bridge between what matters
    and what doesn’t matter. My very own
    Golden Gate Bridge. What matters: flesh and bone.
    What doesn’t . . . well, wait. Everything matters.
    Spring blossoms. Alices and Mad Hatters.
    Octopi. A fallen ice cream cone.
    The child crying from dropping that ice cream cone.
    Flags of countries, brand new or in tatters.

    Kathy, you are my bridge . . . let me start over.
    You connect me to the finest version
    of myself. You are my moonbow, my sun
    dogs. You are the cloud of quicksilver shooting stars.
    You are the rhyme with orange. Lawrence. See?
    You are the whole poem. A to Z. Infinity.

    by Vince Gotera


  32. […] Day 28’s optional prompt, was to write a poem about bridges. ~ via The NaPoWriMo Website […]

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