Wow! It’s hard to believe we’ve been at this for 23 whole days already. I hope you each have nearly 2 dozen poems under your belt. And if not, that’s okay too! Whether you try to catch up, or just jump back into writing now, either way works for us!

Today’s featured participant is Marilyn Rauch Cavicchia, whose georgic poem for Day 22 explains to us how (not) to grow a cabbage!

For our interview today, we’re “kicking it old school,” with T.S. Eliot being interviewed by Donald Hall. Not entirely sure who these two are? (Maybe you went into a defensive faint when asked to read “The Waste Land” in high school?) Well, here’s a little information on Eliot and Hall. You can also check out a number of Eliot’s poems (including some blessedly short ones) here, and some of Hall’s poems here.

And now for our daily prompt (optional, as always). Our prompt for Day Twenty-Three comes to us from Gloria Gonsalves, who challenges us to write a double elevenie. What’s that? Well, an elevenie is an eleven-word poem of five lines, with each line performing a specific task in the poem. The first line is one word, a noun. The second line is two words that explain what the noun in the first line does, the third line explains where the noun is in three words, the fourth line provides further explanation in four words, and the fifth line concludes with one word that sums up the feeling or result of the first line’s noun being what it is and where it is. There are some good examples in the link above.

A double elevenie would have two stanzas of five lines each, and twenty-two words in all. It might be fun to try to write your double elevenie based on two nouns that are opposites, like sun and moon, or mountain and sea.

Happy writing!

 

100 Responses to Day Twenty-Three

  1. Annie says:

    I enjoy writing structured poems. Here is my attempt on a double elevenie:

    https://wordswithannie.wordpress.com/2017/04/23/and-then-there-were-two/

  2. […] 20 uses the elevenie prompt, which seems like the English variant of the haiku, but with more allowances for extra […]

  3. […] day 23 poem for National Poetry Writing Month uses the prompt on Napowrimo.net—to write a double elevenie, which is (duh!) an elevenie with two […]

  4. Ayesha Qureshi says:

    Here are a whole bunch(eleven)double elevenies based on totally random themes.
    I really enjoyed writing them.

    https://themotherofadam.wordpress.com/2017/04/23/napowrimo2330-eleven-double-elevenies/

  5. Mar Claudrin says:

    I’ve already done unicorns, so I thought I’d give rainbows a try today ;) xx

    http://notesfromabinbag.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/alexanders-band.html

  6. Arash says:

    I’m not sure I did it right, but wrote two, one for “sentence”, another “chaos”:

    https://seafloors.blogspot.ca/2017/04/two-elevenies-sentence-and-chaos.html

  7. I am in an online project (Networked Narratives) where have invented personas.
    https://notegraphy.com/dogtrax/note/3319265
    Kevin

  8. […] prompt for Day Twenty-Three comes to us from Gloria Gonsalves, who challenges us to write a double elevenie. What’s that? […]

  9. […] is important to me, what is available to me, and what I’m capable of. Here is the NaPoWriMo prompt for […]

  10. Joseph Hesch says:

    On Day 23 of NaPoWriMo, for once I went off-prompt.
    This kiss was different, in the way a period is from an exclamation mark.
    Last Kisses
    http://wp.me/p1AR9N-31a

  11. Azuki Lynn says:

    Link to my “elevenie” prompt poem.

    http://azukilynn.tumblr.com/post/159898058258/elfchen

    Have a great day, folks.

  12. […] prompt for Day Twenty-Three of NaPoWriMo is to write a double elevenie. What’s that? Well, an elevenie is an eleven-word poem of five […]

  13. Angela says:

    I knew I’d be away today so I worked ahead: https://unassortedstories.wordpress.com/2017/04/23/i-secretly-gave-up-on-you/

    Reading your elevenies was fabulous, and it brought inspiration to write some myself. I’ll share those later this week.

  14. […] Day 23 of Na/GloPoWriMo, Gloria Gonsalves provides the NaPoWriMo.net challenge – to write a double elevenie. It was […]

  15. Tried hard to stay on prompt, even to the point of using opposites: http://wp.me/p4eHj4-1ey

  16. […] 23 and today’s prompt is to write a double elevenie […]

  17. Here are three “Elevenies” which I guess makes this a “Thirty-threesie.” https://judydykstrabrown.com/2017/04/23/three-elevenies-napowrimo-2017-day-23/

  18. […] NaPoWriMo Prompt Day 23 – Our prompt for Day Twenty-Three comes to us from Gloria Gonsalves, who challenges us to write a double elevenie. What’s that? Well, an elevenie is an eleven-word poem of five lines, with each line performing a specific task in the poem. The first line is one word, a noun. The second line is two words that explain what the noun in the first line does, the third line explains where the noun is in three words, the fourth line provides further explanation in four words, and the fifth line concludes with one word that sums up the feeling or result of the first line’s noun being what it is and where it is. There are some good examples in the link above. […]

  19. Carmen says:

    I love working with these constrained, shorter forms – it’s always more of a challenge than I think it’s going to be.

    http://wordsinyoureyes.tumblr.com/post/159904818976/napowrimo-double-elevenie

  20. Crayon says:

    sparrow
    plucking blossom
    on the wing
    returns to its nestbox
    fervently

    sparrow
    perching aloft
    on the rowan
    sounds a cat alarm
    frantically

    [totally true story]

  21. Lydia says:

    Really enjoyed working with this prompt! Wrote a bunch, but I think I like these two together best.

    http://thoughtandforgotten.tumblr.com/post/159905436066/curl-clinging-tightly-to-shower-curtain-reminding

  22. […] NaPoWriMo prompt was for a double elevenie, a pair of five-line, eleven-word poems with a particular […]

  23. S.G. Liput says:

    My double elevenie focuses on loneliness and togetherness:
    https://sgliput.wordpress.com/2017/04/23/passengers-2016/

  24. Lori Gomez says:

    I did a quadruple elevenie – Actually, double that, I guess… I’m lousy at math, haha, eight stanzas, same two opposites to keep the flow of continuity, the alternating stanzas are refrains. Cheers, all! Happy Sunday!

    https://ccthinks.wordpress.com/2017/04/23/opposites-refract-or-ill-see-you-on-the-dark-side-of-the-moon-napowrimo-day-23-quadruple-elevensie/

  25. That cabbage prose was actually mind blowing. So very passionate about the cabbage patch. It’s a food. It’s garden decor. It’s a dance. It’s a poem. Cabbage. I never ate a cabbage roll to date, however, cole slaw… Chinese vegetable medley… curry cabbage… all good cabbage dishes. I’d love to see this cabbage poet’s Yelp reviews and photograph. It’s probably full of cabbage. Lol.

  26. Vince Gotera says:

    Merged double elevenie with title “Last_____” (prompt from Poetic Asides). Come on by the blog and look at the poems today by Thomas Alan Holmes and Vince Gotera.

    http://vincegotera.blogspot.com/2017/04/day-23-napowrimo-poem-day-2017.html

  27. OK, this wasn’t easy. I went to some old poems of mine and mashed them together: http://natasa-summerblues.blogspot.rs/2017/04/the-well-and-rosebush.html

  28. […] prompt from NaPoWriMo.net was to write a double elevenie. I actually met this kind of poem (eleven words in different lines) […]

  29. Anni says:

    I met up with elevenies in elementary school… nice to meet again.
    In the sky

  30. […] Double Elevenie is a new-to-me form requested today over at NaPoWriMo, day 23. Come […]

  31. […] Day Twenty-Three:  Write a double elevenie. […]

  32. […] Over. Again. Today’s prompt: double […]

  33. […] prompt  was to write a double […]

  34. Wrote a Elevenie based on the abstract noun – Trust. Hopefully I’ve done it right.
    https://lifeateacher.wordpress.com/2017/04/24/napowrimo-day-23-trust-5-stanza-elevenie

  35. […] GloPoWriMo Day 23 prompt requires an Elevensie, which has a set number of words on each of five lines, with the […]

  36. colonialist says:

    Reading some of the excellent results achieved, I realise I should have taken it more seriously!
    https://colonialist.wordpress.com/2017/04/23/legs-eleven/

  37. What an honor to be in the spotlight today! Thank you, Maureen, and all new visitors. :)

    Here is my attempt at a double elevenie: https://marilyncavicchia.com/2017/04/23/napowrimo-2017-day-23-a-double-elevenie-and-a-thank-you/

  38. […] attempt at a double elevenie for NaPoWriMo – an elevenie is a poem that starts with a noun (one word) in the first line, followed by 2, […]

  39. […] Day 23, NaPoWriMo. Today’s prompt was to write an elevenie poem.  My double elevenie was inspired by this article . […]

  40. It’s fun learning about all these different poem types. Elevenie is another new one for me, gave it a shot:
    http://soulstructuredlines.tumblr.com/post/159915068373/napowrimo-day-23-love-and-apathy

  41. […] Fool Lowly subject Ever in loiter Tired of this reality Seeking NaPoWriMo Prompts : a double elevenie […]

  42. […] NaPoWriMo 2017 prompt for Day 23 of National Poetry Writing Month/Global Poetry Writing Month is to write a double […]

  43. […] NaPoWriMo prompt was to write what is called a “double elevenie.” An elevenie is a poem of 5 lines, 11 […]

  44. I think this may well be my writing challenge for May…

  45. Busy day so I went the haiku route.
    NaPoWriMo 23/30: April – Zouxzoux
    https://zouxzoux.wordpress.com/2017/04/23/napowrimo-2330-april/

  46. “Eleven” and “tacos” seems like a natural match:
    http://www.scottrhoades.com/doggerybaw/?p=92

  47. haiku written to catch the scene this morning.

    top step creaks with frost
    Morning, chill fog expanding
    gold floods the hillside.

  48. […] NaPoWriMo.net prompt is to write a “double elevenie,” explained here. I don’t think I executed the form in a particularly creative or unique way, but hey, it was […]

  49. Katie says:

    Mine’s probably a little too simple, but here it is:

    https://krstaten.wordpress.com/2017/04/23/napowrimo-23-cat/

  50. Such an absolutely DELIGHTFUL prompt/ form! Thank you!
    Here’s my double-elevenie five minutes before midnight.

    https://magicsurrealist2013.me/2017/04/23/two-elevenies/

  51. Moon
    Works best
    In the sky
    Without clouds to obscure
    Luminance

    https://goo.gl/fhUqne

  52. […] National Poetry Writing Month, today’s double elevenie poem comes from the prompt from napowrimo.net. Well, actually it was for yesterday, but hey, I’m only a day […]

  53. Poet
    Master storyteller
    Inside us all
    Words as an elixir
    Nirvana.

    Muse
    Dreamy abstraction
    Inside poets’ minds
    Drawn as an inspiration
    Wonderland.

    Here is the full link: https://theproductpoet.com/elevenie/

  54. […] NaPoWriMo asked for a double-elevenie. Sorry – I’m only going for a single. […]

  55. […] Poetry Writing Month Day#23: A Double […]

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