Welcome back, everyone! I hope your first day of NaPoWriMo left you inspiring and excited for more.

Today’s featured participant is: Quest for Whirled Peas, where the negation poem for Day One is about that most wonderful of morning beverages, coffee! I like the jaunty rhythms and rhymes, both for themselves and because they come as a reminder that a good tip for getting through NaPoWriMo with all 30 poems is to think of it as a sort of game. It’s supposed to be fun, and so you can free yourself from any need to write only ‘serious’ poems (though if you end up writing serious poems anyway, no one will complain!)

In keeping with the theme of fun, our poetry resource for today is, well, less a resource than a diversion. You know how, when you go to search something in Google, the search box will automatically pre-populate with potential searches, based on your first few words? Sometimes, there’s a sort of serendipitous poetry to these automatically completed search terms, which leads us to Google Poetics, a website devoted to capturing these rare specimens and preserving them for posterity.

And now, our (as always, optional) prompt, provided to us by NaPoWriMo participant Carla Jones. Today, I challenge you to take your gaze upward, and write a poem about the stars. You may find inspiration in this website that lists constellations, while also providing information on the myths associated with each one, as well as other salient information. Your poem could be informed by those myths or historical details, by the shapes or names of the constellations, or by childhood memories of seeing them. Any form or style will do.

Happy writing!

 

62 Responses to Day Two

  1. So happy to be writing NaPoWriMo poems again! Here’s my response to today’s prompt, which doubles as a response to #blogExodus day 12:

    http://velveteenrabbi.blogs.com/blog/2015/04/for-blogexodus-12-welcome-and-napowrimo-2-a-poem-about-stars.html

  2. Bryan Ens says:

    Wow!! Thanks for the shout-out!!

  3. yvonne says:

    hey… so… my poem automatically posted here… how did that happen? but MANY THANKS! :-D

  4. Grace Black says:

    Day 2, Yay! I wrote for day 1 too but neglected to link up here. Anyway, love the inspiration. Thanks!

    http://graceblackwrites.com/2015/04/02/death-dust/

  5. Sebastian says:

    I wrote a poem about the stars yesterday! Whoops! Here’s my post for today, songs & stars.

  6. grapeling says:

    Following (sort of) the prompt at imaginary garden with real toads today:

    https://grapeling.wordpress.com/2015/04/02/1130-crest-2/.

    Happy day 2 to all…

  7. […] by today’s optional prompt (Day 2 of NaPoWriMo 2015) where we are asked to consider the constellations, I was reminded of an old […]

  8. CC Champagne says:

    Ohh… This reminded me of a form I tried back in 2011… Happy writing, everyone!

    https://ccchampagne.wordpress.com/2015/04/02/easter/

  9. […] Today’s prompt was to write a poem about the stars. This could have been a Doctor Who-related poem, but I’ve already done that recently. So instead, a short poem (?) about a small observation. […]

  10. […] response to napowrimo’s day 02 challenge, written in haiku; a poem about the stars. and yes, guilty, i was listening to coldplay […]

  11. My response to day 02; once again in haiku.

    https://thedreaminglady.wordpress.com/2015/04/02/napowrimo-day-02/

    Wonderful subject today (:

  12. I used this prompt combined with another one and wrote about memories :)
    http://thetigerssterne.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/stars-remain.html

  13. […] — For the prompt Constellations […]

  14. […] Day Two of NaPoWriMo: a poem about […]

  15. inktuition says:

    I’m feeling inspired by the simple prompts this year. Thank you. Here’s my melancholy take on stars: http://inktuition.net/2015/04/02/stars-in-disguise/

  16. I wrote one using the napowrimo.net prompt, but the one I wrote for the Writer’s Digest 2015 April PAD Challenge came out better:

    https://ordinaryaveragethoughts.wordpress.com/2015/04/02/napowrimo-2015-day-2-secrets-a-poem/

  17. This prompt caused memories of childhood times with dad telling and showing us the constellations in the night skies–http://leonaslines.com/2015/04/02/starlight-nights/

  18. […] prompt is HERE. It’s about stars. I wanted to write a poem about a constellation as a living being. Myth […]

  19. Wow! The challenges this year are beautiful. My response is totally Greek, ’cause I read the whole page on the Ursa Minor from the link that you gave :)

    http://charlene-delfin.blogspot.com/2015/04/to-zeus.html

  20. […] #Day 2 prompt : “Our (as always, optional) prompt, provided to us by NaPoWriMo participant Carla Jones. Today, I challenge you to take your gaze upward, and write a poem about the stars. You may find inspiration in this website that lists constellations, while also providing information on the myths associated with each one, as well as other salient information. Your poem could be informed by those myths or historical details, by the shapes or names of the constellations, or by childhood memories of seeing them. Any form or style will do.” […]

  21. What a great prompt! I loved it, writing “Distant Archer” was so much fun.

    https://rhymenreview.wordpress.com/2015/04/02/napowrimo-2015-distant-archer/

  22. […] US, so I suppose I’m still on target somewhere. Again I managed to combine the prompts from NaPoWriMo’s site (stars and/or constellations) and the Writer’s Digest site (secrets) into a single poem. […]

  23. […] at NaPoWriMo.net, we are asked to turn our gaze upwards and write about the […]

  24. Vince Gotera says:

    Day two … mixed the “stars” prompt with Robert Lee Brewer’s “secret poem” prompt. http://vincegotera.blogspot.com/2015/04/day-two-napowrimo-poem-day-2015.html. Thanks, Maureen!

  25. Dawni says:

    So, I’m a day ahead because I don’t see these prompts until the day has passed for me, but here’s my constellation inspired poem! Camelopardalis

  26. […] 2 prompt for NaPoWriMo is a poem about stars. I’ve been fiddling with this one since a New Year’s trip to the […]

  27. David Ellis says:

    Here is my take on the stars and constellations prompt using the mythologies and stories linked with them:-

    http://toofulltowrite.com/2015/04/04/poem-poetry-into-the-stars/

  28. […] is for the second prompt! I love this one. I just love stars and constellations and anything that has to do with astronomy. […]

  29. I’m late cuz I had no idea about napowrimo! What can I say, I’m a klutz! Anyway this is me trying out the day 2 prompt:)
    http://www.chatterboxerr.wordpress.com

  30. […] Day 2’s optional prompt, was to take your gaze upward, and write a poem about the stars in any form or style.  ~ via The NaPoWriMo Website […]

  31. […] poem was for a prompt from NaPoWriMo in 2015 to write about the stars. I used the website, The Dome of the Sky for […]

  32. […] #Day 2 prompt : “Our (as always, optional) prompt, provided to us by NaPoWriMo participant Carla Jones. Today, I challenge you to take your gaze upward, and write a poem about the stars. You may find inspiration in this website that lists constellations, while also providing information on the myths associated with each one, as well as other salient information. Your poem could be informed by those myths or historical details, by the shapes or names of the constellations, or by childhood memories of seeing them. Any form or style will do.” […]

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