Happy Friday, everyone, and Happy Earth Day!

Our featured participant today is Summer Blues, where the fairy tale/myth poem for Day 21 is spooky indeed!

Today, our poet in translation is Ukraine’s Halyna Krouk. Krouk’s poetry is intimately concerned with questions of gender – what is masculine or feminine, and why does it (or should it) matter? And does poetry speak in a gendered voice at all? Six of her poems can be found translated into English at the link above.

And now for our (optional) prompt. Today’s prompt comes to us from Gloria Gonsalves, who also suggested our prompt for Day Seven. Today, Gloria challenges us all to write a poem in honor of Earth Day. This could be about your own backyard, a national park, or anything from a maple tree to a humpback whale. Happy writing!


96 Responses to Day Twenty-Two

  1. […] to Day 22, NaPoWriMo, where we are asked to write of Earth […]

  2. grapeling says:

    to prompt, and to Shay’s prompt at real toads.


    behind a few days… ~

  3. […] NaPoWriMo Day 22 is a chant poem in honour of Earth Day. […]

  4. Eric Erb says:


    woe for the inland waterways, fascination with the end of the world

  5. Angela says:

    Not on earth day, there were some feelings that needed expression: https://unassortedstories.wordpress.com/2016/04/22/high-hopes/

  6. […] down a new one for today’s prompt. For now, I’m tagging an old post. Will write for the prompt soon and put it up. Love and peace to […]

  7. […] Day 22 of NaPoWriMo falls on Earth Day.  I decided that haiku would be perfect for today since they’re supposed to be about nature, anyway. […]

  8. Gene says:

    I thought that some haiku would be appropriate for Earth Day.


  9. Kruti says:

    My poem on how the wind sees everything: http://bit.ly/1VGjf0z

  10. […] prompt  was to write a poem for Earth day… So…do some people have un-Earth days then? […]

  11. Mar Claudrin says:

    mine for today’s prompt. i might write something else later. xx


  12. […] NaPoWriMo prompt for Day 22 is Earth Day. Title from Mary Oliver’s “Wild Geese” (sneaking in on yesterday’s Poetic Asides prompt), which also includes these lines that got me thinking: “over and over announcing your place/in the family of things.” Form is a bop, explained nicely here. […]

  13. […] Day Twenty-Two of 2016 NaPoWriMo. Photo provided by Sue Vincent in her Thursday Photo Prompt – Spiral #writephoto. As I wrote this, I envisioned the final version appearing as a descent followed by an ascent – steps leading down and then up – and that’s how I laid it out on the page as I wrote.  I suppose I could call it an orb, but even following the syllable count I used – 5,4,3,2,1,1,1,2,3,4,5,5,4,3,2,1,1,1,2,3,4,5 – (I know, a real headache, right?) doesn’t guarantee it will be anywhere near symmetrical.  To show you what I envisioned, I stretched Sue’s photo into a square and layered text over it, to be read counterclockwise… top left – to bottom left – to bottom right – to top right.  And you thought this was confusing to begin with! Ken G. […]

  14. So, I am the featured participant?! Thank you, thank you, thank you. Due to time zone differences, I am probably the last one to find out. My holiday has just started, so this day is getting better and better. The prompts have been wonderful this year, which has helped a lot. And here’s my poem for Day 22: http://natasa-summerblues.blogspot.rs/2016/04/i-am-garden.html

  15. […] Had to write another décima for dVerse Poets Pub, but this time following the NaPoWriMo prompt for Earth […]

  16. I wrote another decima for dVerse Poets Pub, but this time to today’s prompt for Earth Day. It’s probably a little different than most, but it’s what’s on my mind.


  17. I love the poems written for today. :)

    Mine is a combination of imagery and carpe diem. Happy Earth Day!


  18. […] is Earth Day so our task for NaPoWriMo is to write a poem in honour of it.   We are lucky that there are so many beautiful places on our […]

  19. […] NaPoWriMo 2016 – Day# 22: “Earth Poem” […]

  20. […] A poem for Earth Day as prompted for NaPoWriMo: […]

  21. Ileea says:

    I spend five hours today on a bus heading home, and since I cannot read when I travel with bus, I looked out the window. A poem about the nature of my homeland seemed to fit today’s prompt!


  22. […] Twenty-Two (Take Two) of 2016 NaPoWriMo. The prompt from napowrimo.net: “write a poem in honor of Earth […]

  23. […] Speaking of Earth Day – that’s (of course) also today’s prompt. […]

  24. […] to Earth Day #46, and NaPoWriMo day #22. Tasked with celebrating our planet or an aspect thereof, I was drawn to researching a […]

  25. […] NaPoWriMo’s “Earth Day prompt” NotaLiteraryJournal’s “Favorite Recipe prompt” Poetic Asides P-A-D “Star__ prompt” Poetry School’s “Writing People prompt” Mariah Wilson’s “(Dead) Famous Person prompt” QuillsEdge Press’ “Mirror, Mirror prompt” Found Poetry’s “Computational Poetry prompt” Apparatus Mag’s “Element of Nature prompt” Imaginary Garden’s “So I Can Dance prompt” Christian Gerhard Buehler’s “Princely prompt” Jo Bell’s “Life Ambitions List prompt” Indiana Humanities’ “Work Activities prompt” Mary Carroll-Hackett’s “Importance of Music prompt” […]

  26. […] NaPoWriMo Prompt – Today’s prompt comes to us from Gloria Gonsalves, who also suggested our prompt for Day Seven. Today, Gloria challenges us all to write a poem in honor of Earth Day. This could be about your own backyard, a national park, or anything from a maple tree to a humpback whale. Happy writing! […]

  27. David Ellis says:

    I used the prompt and wrote a heartfelt message about protecting the earth, especially animals and the environment for future generations


  28. My poem today is a Shadorma titled “Earth Day To Do List” https://leonaslines.com/2016/04/22/earth-day-to-do-list/

  29. Happy Earth day! Today’s world seen on the way to work:

    an unnamed tree of yearly glory blown
    just now not an anonymous green hiding


  30. […] dVerse, the prompt is to write a Décima.  For NaPoWriMo, the prompt is to write something for Earth Day.  This fits both […]

  31. Vin says:

    Amidst this hot summer, we had a heavy shower of rain today. Talking to few colleagues at work about acid rain made me think of it. Earth Day being the prompt, I just wanted to share this to reduce pollution and at least prevent our situation from growing more dire than it is now.


  32. […] “… write a poem in honor of Earth Day,” she said. […]

  33. […] haiku, fatigued after as short break away. Not following today’s prompt (‘coz everyday should be earth […]

  34. […] prompt at NaPoWriMo.net was to write a poem in honor of Earth Day which is today. My last line is attributed to Chief […]

  35. Vijaya says:

    I finally wrote my Day 22 poem. Sorry it’s not my best, but it’s all I could come up with today (my brain is fuzzy. Excuses, excuses!):


    (Dreamer of Dreams)

  36. Vijaya says:

    So, I wrote another Earth poem (for The Daily Post), and thought I’d cross-post it here, as well:


    Sorry about the doom and gloom. Happy Earth Day!
    (Dreamer of Dreams)

  37. Eric says:

    hey! how about Alliteration for a challenge?

  38. […] NaPoWriMo prompt was inspired by Earth Day, which I incorporated as a mountain-shaped acrostic […]

  39. S.G. Liput says:

    Here’s my Earth Day poem, inspired by last year’s film Everest: https://sgliput.wordpress.com/2016/04/22/everest-2015/

  40. […] napowrimo.net prompt is to write (ugh!) an Earth Day poem. I am not a huge fan of Earth Day. I see it the way George […]

  41. […] napowrimo.net prompt is to write (ugh!) an Earth Day poem. I am not a huge fan of Earth Day. I see it the way George […]

  42. […] damage and that nothing short of our own demise will save our home…today’s NaPoWriMo prompt encourages us to write an Earth Day poem. Will mine end up being cheerful and positive, or will I […]

  43. Here’s my poem about a favorite place, honoring nature…and also my concern whenever there:https://lylannemusselman.wordpress.com/2016/04/22/napowrimo-22-earth-day/

  44. […] Day 22 of NaPoWriMo 2016.  Earth Day.  The prompt was to write a poem in honor of Earth Day.  I ended up writing a ghazal […]

  45. […] .. Earth day prompt for both Real Toads, and NaPoWriMo, day 22.  […]

  46. […] the space to the horizon this celebration of life is fleeting. Two rain poems for NaPoWriMo’s day 22 Earth Day […]

  47. Katie Staten says:


    A little late, unfortunately, as I had to get myself out of the apartment for a while to write; two and a half hours of staring at my laptop and getting frustrated just wasn’t cutting it.

    But it’s nature-based, so I think it works. More about water than anything, though.

  48. emangarduque says:

    […] For earth day poem prompt. […]

  49. Allie says:

    I didn’t use the prompt today… Butterfly Fly https://abm97.wordpress.com/2016/04/23/22-napowrimo-butterfly-fly/

    Allie <3

  50. […] in response to coincident prompts for Na/GloPoWriMo2016 and The Daily Post’s daily […]

  51. Pat R says:


    My entry for day 22 at the above link. I forgot to link it yesterday:)

  52. […] Day 22 of NaPoWriMo. Prompt: Earth Day.  […]

  53. […] a look at my Tanka which I am linking to the Day 22 prompt of Napowrimo for #Earth […]

  54. […] a look at my Tanka which I am linking to the Day 22 prompt of Napowrimo for #Earth […]

  55. Uniqusatya says:

    My entry for earth day is a short one here but as i wrote this there is another angle which came up to my mind and i would pen it down soon.Now here is my entry:

  56. […] response to Napowrimo Day 22. (yes, I’m catching up! […]

  57. […] response to Daily Post: Scars and Napowrimo Day 23. (yes, I’m catching up! […]

  58. […] Day 22: NaPoWrimMo’s prompt was in honor of Earth Day. I wanted something sparse, but with potential — just as I experience springtime, every year. So, I tried my hand at a cinquain. […]

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