Hello, everyone! There’s just one week left now! I hope your poetry muscles are keeping pace.

Today, our featured participant is Graceful Poetry Press, where the Earth Day poem for Day 22 has both gratitude and a sense of melancholy.

Our poetry resource for the day is From the Fishhouse, an audio archive of emerging poets. Here, you’ll find a host of interviews with poets, as well as recordings of poets reading their work.

And now for today’s prompt (optional, as always). Today, I challenge you to take a chance, literally. Find a deck of cards (regular playing cards, tarot cards, uno cards, cards from your “Cards Against Humanity” deck – whatever), shuffle it, and take a card – any card! Now, begin free-writing based on the card you’ve chosen. Keep going without stopping for five minutes. Then take what you’ve written and make a poem from it. (Hat tip to Amy McDaniel for the idea!)

Happy writing!

 

50 Responses to Day Twenty-Three

  1. […] Today’s prompt: draw a card, write a story, make a poem out of it. And of course I chose my stack of Pokemon cards. Not that I play the game, I just like the illustrations – and especially the shiny, glittery hologram cards which I used for this game. I got this Electivire card (okay, mine is slightly different – more glitter, less metal shine) and wrote a story about a lonely mountain monster (which I might post in full length in May). Here’s the poem: […]

  2. […] NaPoWriMo prompt was to pick a card at random from a deck and write a poem about it. I picked the ten of […]

  3. I picked the ten of diamonds and then did a bit of a ‘sliding doors’ style thing…. https://voicelessfricative.wordpress.com/2015/04/23/ten-diamonds/

  4. Jennifer says:

    So honored and grateful to be featured today, thank you!

  5. […] NaPoWriMo prompt for Day 23 is to use a playing card for inspiration. I drew two cards from our Fluxx deck: Discard/Draw and […]

  6. […] I’m not looking forward to winter…but I would love to lose these allergies! Written for napowrimo.net, and will be sharing with dVerse open link night […]

  7. Brittany M says:

    I picked a random card on an online card generator and ended up with the honorable Queen of Diamonds so I wrote a sonnet for her.

    “Queen of Diamonds”
    http://goo.gl/NqFGkm

    • Colonialist says:

      I like the imagery in that sonnet – and the hard king to go with a hard queen!
      I see you used the same method I did for drawing your card – I couldn’t find a pack anywhere.

  8. angie says:

    We used to play the ungame around our dinner table. Where has dinner, or the conversations gone??

    The Table Leafs are Down
    https://angieinspired.wordpress.com/2015/04/23/the-table-leafs-are-down/

  9. Van Waffle says:

    I have the Herbal Tarot deck. I drew The Lovers.

  10. Jim says:

    You prompts are so much fun. I cheat. So if the card I picked wasn’t good, I would pick again. Who’d know?
    http://jimmiehov6.blogspot.com/2015/04/about-legs-day-23-of-napowrimo-2015.html
    ..

  11. […] challenge for NaPoWriMo Day Twenty Three was to draw a card at random, free-write for five minutes, and then compose a rhyme around the […]

  12. Colonialist says:

    On this one, I nearly blew my record of doing every prompt. Still, it did come right … sort-of! :)

    https://colonialist.wordpress.com/2015/04/23/a-really-awful-drawcard-for-getting-rid-of-seven-unwanted-politicians/

  13. ‘Pre-Empty-ive’,
    For Day 23: Jacks, Knaves, and Jacknives.
    https://medium.com/divided-by-zero/pre-empty-ive-f726f063ddd8

  14. I’ve been too busy for the last 13 days to write poetry, but I have published a haiku or cinqku each of the last 13 days. I didn’t follow the prompt today and I will finish all of these prompts, but I did publish the following, “Dear You: A Love Letter. http://theproductpoet.com/dear-you-a-love-letter/” Hope you enjoy.

  15. Marilyn Cavicchia says:

    Drew a card from SkipBo and got a persona/narrative poem that references Bo Derek. It was the 10 card, even. https://marilyncavicchiaeditorpoet.wordpress.com/2015/04/23/white-10-in-a-red-swimsuit-white-swimsuit-perfect-10-napowrimo-2015-day-23/

  16. […] NaPoWriMo.net prompt is to write a poem based on the card you draw from a deck. The only deck of cards I have is a […]

  17. […] Into Form: Parody” Wild Violet’s “T is for Transcendentalism prompt” NaPoWriMo’s “Deck of Cards free write” Pink Ink Press’ “3×3 prompt” Mslexia’s “Lipgrammatic Prose Poem […]

  18. […] A poem for day 23 of NaPoWriMo 2015: take a chance […]

  19. inktuition says:

    I picked a card today, but not by random. I knew exactly which card I was drawn to. My offering today is short but not very sweet. http://inktuition.net/2015/04/23/the-darker-heart/

  20. I got inspired by some late April snow in our area.

    http://www.quiltr.com/?p=12390

    which started as some haiku while driving and morphed into something a little longer.

  21. I liked the prompt, but this came out.

    where the wind takes my sails

  22. […] 23 of NaPoWriMo.  Today was all about taking chances.  The prompt was to find a deck of cards (any type), and […]

  23. […] NaPoWriMo Day 23 […]

  24. Your prompt made me feel like a fish trying to fly :D
    “All the Cards”
    http://charlene-delfin.blogspot.com/2015/04/all-cards.html

  25. […] NaPoWriMo–Day 23–Pick a card from a deck of cards and write a poem about it […]

  26. […] Day 23’s optional prompt, Challenge was to take a chance, literally. Find a deck of cards (regular playing cards, tarot cards, uno cards, cards from your “Cards Against Humanity” deck – whatever), shuffle it, and take a card – any card! Now, begin free-writing based on the card you’ve chosen. Keep going without stopping for five minutes. Then take what you’ve written and make a poem from it. ~ via The NaPoWriMo Website […]

  27. […] . Late to the party for NaPoWriMo, day 23.  […]

  28. […] When truth like a troubled troubadour Arrives, we find that we’ve been had, The facades we have pined for, a house; But of cards. — Loosely related to the prompt for Day 23 – Card… […]

  29. […] Day 23: Chance […]

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