It’s the penultimate day of NaPoWriMo! (I’ve always liked the word penultimate).

Our featured participant today is Bonespark, where the bridge from Day 28’s poem is just a piece of string.

Today’s poetry resource is Poem in Your Pocket Day. Held annually since 2002, this year PiYP Day is April 30. (I thought I would feature the project today to give you time to find poems for your pockets).

And now, for our prompt (optional, as always): today, I challenge you to write a poem in the form of a review. You can review either animate or inanimate things, real places or imaginary places. You can write in the style of an online review (think Yelp) or something more formal that you might find in a newspaper or magazine. (I imagine that bad reviews of past boyfriends/girlfriends might be an easy way to get into this prompt, though really, you can “review” anything in your poem, from summer reading lists for third graders to the idea of the fourth dimension).

Happy writing!


42 Responses to Day Twenty-Nine

  1. […] Today’s prompt: a review poem. Which is awesome, because as you know I write a lot of reviews and I’ve been wanting to write something about the second series of A Young Doctor’s Notebook. But writing something meaningful about four episodes is tricky, if you remember my review of the first series. […]

  2. Brittany M says:

    “Review of 10 Year Old HP Laptop: 2 out of 5 Stars”

  3. Van Waffle says:

    It’s hard to get in to comment on this. I had to click the previous day and then the arrow forward to this one.

    Great prompt. I’m so pleased with the poem, I’ve decided not to publish it on my blog.

  4. […] poem was inspired by the NaPoWriMo prompt at . Click on the Dropbox link below the poem to hear me read […]

  5. […] was going to follow today’s prompt and write a poem in the form of a review.  Then I saw a particular tweet regarding Toya Graham, […]

  6. C.A. LaRue says:

    Oh wow, TY for my moment in the spotlight. I have been enjoying your prompts all month long. Have discovered many new resources and poets as well.

  7. […] the penultimate  NaPoWriMo poem – Day Twenty Nine – I feel entitled to rest on my laurels a bit.  After all, I have already written over thirty […]

  8. […] NaPoWriMo’s “Poems in Review format” 30dpc “Themes in Your Work Exploration prompt” Mslexia’s “Descrip of the Abstract w/ 5 Senses prompt” Mary Carroll-Hackett’s “Missed Opportunity prompt” Poetic Asides P-A-D “What Nobody Knows prompt” Wild Violet’s “Z is for Zenith prompt” The Language Inside’s “The Pain of Love prompt” ARTSPEAK #29 “Mary Cassatt’s The Bath” Imaginary Garden with Real Toads’ “Flowers Named After Animals/Birds Named After Flowers” […]

  9. Colonialist says:

    So I cheated. I published a review poem I’ve posted before. Am I Bard from Avon done that? :)

  10. […] NaPoWriMo prompt was to write a review poem. I am short for time today so I opted for a […]

  11. […] response for napowrimo’s day 29 prompt; to write a […]

  12. My earliest submission yet. I normally write on my lunch break, but I can’t post until later. Today is different. One more to go!


  13. […] Joshua just three stars – because they arrive damaged. — For the Day 29 Prompt at NaPoWriMo, to write a review; culled from a few reviews left on the Amazon page for the shoes […]

  14. […] Day 29 of NaPoWriMo. I have mixed feelings about the month of celebrating poetry coming to an end. On the one hand, […]

  15. I was going to follow the prompt, but there was another poem working itself out in my head and I had to go with it.

  16. […] 29 Apr To whom it may concern I’m sure that you’ll discern A note of chagrin in this letter I sincerely feel you can do better Your products were low quality Your service staff lacked jollity When I asked to see the boss He said he didn’t give a toss! I’d like my money back To make up for the lack Of satisfaction that I got I will be returning – NOT! For napowrimo day 29 […]

  17. Krissy says:

    Some how today -I feel I may not be worthy of Poetry. Yet I love it, embrace each word. As today I did not follow the prompt I feel -free I feel good, much love to all the writers and thank you so much For each NaPoWriMO Year. I enjoy my life more when there is a community of Poetry…Many blessings…

  18. Josh says:

    Not 100% happy with how this one turned out, but it’s got something inside of it that I hope to mine later.

    Not on prompt.

    “The Tall Grass”

  19. […] 29 of NaPoWriMo.  This is my 25th post in the month.  Today’s prompt to “write a poem in the form of […]

  20. Wrote a food review of sorts for today, based in the world of ‘Final Fantasy IX.’

  21. […] The prompt for today:  write a review. It was really open-ended.  I thought I’d write a review of this […]

  22. Vince Gotera says:

    Combining the NaPoWriMo review poem prompt with Robert Lee Brewer’s suggestion of a what nobody knows poem.

    My Father Reviews My Hair Style

                        —a hay(na)ku sonnet

    nobody knows
    looking straight on

    I’ve got
    a baby ponytail

    bantam swashbuckle
    serpentine of black,

    how iconoclastic —
    rebellious! — I am.

    Papa, long dead,
    shakes his head.

    by Vince Gotera


  23. Swung by a known stopping place tonight to enjoy the view

  24. Past boyfriends? haha Sounds funny. I reviewed a tourist destination, though. :)

  25. ‘Portrait of the Way We’ll be’, a review of a photo of my family, years into the future. My daughter (of course), is the star.

  26. […] NaPoWriMo–Day 29–write a poem in the form of a review. I chose to review what has happened on this blog over the last year and that is what I based this poem on. I want to take this time to say “Thank You” to all of you who read my poems, like them and share them. I appreciate all of the followers this blog has and enjoy the interactions I have had with many of you. […]

  27. […] Day 29’s optional prompt, was to write a poem in the form of a review.  ~ via The NaPoWriMo Website […]

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