Hello again, everyone! It’s Day Two of NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo. I hope your experience of Day One only whetted your appetite for more – because there is more (28 days more, to be exact).

Our featured participant today is Thoughts of Words, where the Kay Ryan prompt resulted in a closely-observed poem about a visiting crow.

Our interview today is with Dawn Lundy Martin, the author of three books of poetry. Martin’s work deals precisely, but with nuance, with the individual’s negotiation of everyday brutality, of life in a society that judges, controls, or extorts from each of us, often in ways that have nothing to do with our individuality, but with the roles we are slotted into. You can find more on Martin’s work, along with some of her poems, here, and another poem here.

And last but not least, here is our prompt (as always, optional). Today, I’d like you to write a poem inspired by, or in the form of, a recipe! It can be a recipe for something real, like your grandmother’s lemon chiffon cake, or for something imaginary, like a love potion or a spell.

Happy writing!


116 Responses to Day Two

  1. […] in the way I used. But, all this seems now, today, trivial after learning it has been selected as Featured Participant in National Poem Write […]

  2. Mahathi says:

    A poem written on a hospital emergency from the perspective of a loved one. #Day2 of NaPoWriMo


  3. […] napowrimo.net challenge […]

  4. […] a recipe for Maureen at […]

  5. […] so blessed to be challenged in a way that reveals more question. April is Global Poetry Writing Month! challenge yourself to write a poem a day for 30 days. Today’s prompt was recipes. Recipes, or […]

  6. Eric erb says:

    Recipes! Wonderful! The bread is not what sustains, the love of bread is. Here is my offering Mercury’s Lesson. Please comment, if you are so moved. Be sure to enjoy today’s offerings from other poets

  7. […] NaPoWriMo Prompt #2: a poem inspired by, or in the form of, a recipe! […]

  8. […] written in response to the prompt for Day 2 of Na/GloPoWriMo2017 – a recipe! […]

  9. Well, that got the creative juices flowing — and the tummy rumbling. :)https://tidbitsbyshannon.blogspot.com/2017/04/the-ill-fitting-pan.html

  10. […] Poem Write Month Day #2: Recipe (An Imaginary […]

  11. […] Haiku, touching on the element of simplicity in Zen Buddhism, as presented by Kristjaan in Carpe Diem Namasté, The Spiritual Way #6 Haiku’s State of Mind – Zen. Today is Day 2 of National Poetry Writing Month/Global Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo 2017). […]

  12. Raivenne says:

    Yesterday, I participated in the #24HourProject and boy is that a recipe for being beat!

  13. Frank Hubeny says:

    Although I don’t have a recipe poem I did post a limerick on Madeleine Begun Kane’s Limerick Off earlier this morning:


  14. Great prompt! Here’s the link to mine titled”Gardener’s Recipe”


  15. […] going strong (?). Today’s prompt: a poem about a recipe. Or food. Mmmh… (I might add that it’s dinner time around […]

  16. […] (Prompt: Write a poem inspired by or in the form of a recipe.) […]

  17. Ileea says:

    This is not a recipe for swing dancing, but still a poem about what lindy hop contains:

    https://ileea.wordpress.com/2017/04/02/aprillyrik-dag-2-lindy-hop/ (in Swedish)

  18. […] .. also (at least today) playing over at NaPoWriMo. […]

  19. https://moonshinenoire.wordpress.com/2017/04/02/between-shipwreck-and-burial-napowrimo-day-2/

    The title of the poem, ‘Between Shipwreck and Burial’ was taken from Dawn Lundy Martin’s poem Violent Rooms. :))

  20. […] today’s NaPoWriMo prompt, the poem was to be a recipe of some kind, so I rhymed up a recipe for a James Bond […]

  21. Mid-afternoon poem for Day Two (and a super long one for me! must be all the tea I’ve had, LOL)

    I am fond of my tools. No apologies.

    wherein I reveal I have several ummm groups of tools I cherish.

  22. Lori Gomez says:

    I love the Chinese dish, Phoenix Meets Dragon, and I have created a recipe for it, but it is a metaphysical one. It’s my recipe for romantic disaster – but it only serves one – ME! Haha Cheers, all!


  23. […] 2 of NaPoWriMo and the prompt of today is write a poem inspired by, or in the form of, a recipe! It can be a recipe for […]

  24. Really enjoyed today’s prompt! My recipe poem was also inspired by a recently viral story of what happened when a scientist trained a neural network to create new recipe titles: https://marilyncavicchia.com/2017/04/02/napowrimo-2017-day-2-a-recipe-inspired-poem-beasy-mist/

  25. […] recipe prompt! But, but – foxes? Surely people don’t eat foxes? Oh yes they do. In the case of the […]

  26. […] NaPoWriMo Prompt Day 2 – Today, I’d like you to write a poem inspired by, or in the form of, a recipe! It can be a recipe for something real, like your grandmother’s lemon chiffon cake, or for something imaginary, like a love potion or a spell. […]

  27. […] the NaPoWriMo.net Day 2 prompt: inspired by, or in the form of, a […]

  28. […] poem is for NaPoWriMo—Day 2. The prompt was recipe. Yesterday, Damien Donnelly  told me poetry and cakes are better […]

  29. […] day 2 of NaPoWriMo, we have been encouraged to write poetry in the form of recipes. If you try the one I created […]

  30. […] official prompt was to write a recipe poem. The Poetry School‘s prompt echoed yesterday’s Kay Ryan-esque […]

  31. […] DAY TWO:   Write a poem inspired by, or in the form of, a recipe! It can be a recipe for something real, like your grandmother’s lemon chiffon cake, or for something imaginary, like a love potion or a spell. […]

  32. I found this difficult, but my second attempt (I killed the first one mercilessly) resulted in this. Hope you like it.


  33. […] prompt at NaPoWriMo.net was to write a recipe-inspired poem. I actually cooked by recipe today (Moussaka – a greek […]

  34. Anni says:

    I wonder if I’ll be able to heed to my own recipe tomorrow:
    A Recipe for a Day’s Work
    Let’s hope for the best and if not – so be it.
    I definitely won’t feel bad about perusing in all of this new poetry here.

  35. […] Today’s was to do a poem in the style of a recipe I have sort of done that. Check out the prompt here: http://www.napowrimo.net/day-two-4/ […]

  36. […] Day 2 of National Poetry Writing Month/Global Poetry Writing Month, the optional prompt at NaPoWriMo 2017 is to write a poem inspired by, or in the form of, a […]

  37. Well, I started yesterday with a cowboy poem, so today it seemed only right to continue in that vein with A “Recipe for a Gunfight.”

  38. J Luukkonen says:

    “Good Days/Bad Days”
    The recipe for a good day vs. a bad day often consist of the same things. Perspective and situation often make all the difference.


  39. FoxOnBoat says:

    I didn’t use the prompt but was inspired by a song!

  40. I just found out about this site. I’ve been looking for a kick in the pants to write more poems, so I’m going to give this shot and see how many I can write. (I’m also working and finishing a Master’s, so we’ll see how it goes.)

    Because I found out about this late in the day, I’m cheating today with one of my existing poems that fits the prompt. I’ll try to write new poems for other prompts. Maybe not every one, but as many as I can manage.

    Here’s a link to my Sonnet for Soup.

  41. […] Day/Poem 2, I utilized NaPoWriMo’s optional prompt “to write a poem inspired by, or in the form of, a recipe.” The beginnings of this came […]

  42. Katie says:

    Well this one was one I had a bit of trouble with. But I did it! Even if it was a bit later in the day than I had intended.


  43. I continue my little novel in verse with Bus Ride!

    Veronica @ I’ll Give You All This And More

  44. Million Dollar Wedding Cake — I really liked this prompt!

  45. Jim says:

    Late again, I hope not tomorrow night. Thanks for hosting.

    My entry: http://jimmiehov6.blogspot.com/2017/04/napowrimo-2017-02-acrostic-poem.html

  46. Stacy Brown says:

    warm sun, a cool breeze
    leaves on trees about to burst
    recipe for spring

    I’ve tried to write a recipe poem before, and every time it’s been a difficult prompt for me. So I cheated a bit and wrote a recipe haiku. ;)

  47. Crow says:

    Not on prompt, but still. Maybe a recipe for melancholy?


  48. rosemawrites says:

    Hi fellow poets! I am a little bit late but here is my take: https://areadingwritr.wordpress.com/2017/04/03/stairs-to-moving-forward/.

    Thank you! <3

  49. […] In response to Napowrimo Day 1 and Day 2. […]

  50. […] second poem for National Poetry Writing Month combines the prompts from Napowrimo.net (write a poem inspired by, or in the form of, a recipe) and the Napowrimo Facebook page (write a […]

  51. Álvaro says:

    Have you heard about pisco? Here’s the classic recipe for chilcano de pisco: https://medium.com/tres-al-hilo/chilcano-sin-decorar-ed8ec8a8f59b Enjoy!

  52. […] napowrimo #2 prompt used from here. […]

  53. Mahathi says:

    Hey, I just wanted to ask… Are only participants who write on the prompt going to be featured or everyone stands a chance?

    I write my poetry between 12:00 and 1:00 am IST, which is why I cannot really predict your prompts (You post your prompt at 11:00-12:00pm) IST…

  54. […]  Written for Day 2 of NaPoWriMo. […]

  55. […] #2: a [poem inspired by], or in the form of, a […]

  56. […] 19 takes its original idea from Day 2’s prompt for a recipe, but presented in another form. Can someone please pass the […]

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