What with that whole earth-spinning-on-its-axis and international-date-line thing, NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo comes earlier to some of us than others. In fact, by the time first day of April rolls around to NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo headquarters in Washington, DC, it’s already well into the day for many of our participants.

Normally, our daily posts, with a featured participant, optional prompt, and link to an interview with a poet will go live each day at midnight DC time. But for those of you who want to get a jump on things (either because it’s already April 1 where you are or, who knows, maybe you’re just a glutton for poetry!), here’s a special early-bird prompt: the haibun!

The haibun is a combination of prose poem and haiku. It was originally developed as a sort of travelogue or character sketch , in which the writer would first describe a place in prose, and then pen a haiku appropriate to the place or scene. You can find an explanation and example haibun here, and many more examples here.

For those of you getting a jump-start on April, happy writing! As for the rest of you, I’ll see you back here tomorrow with our first “official” prompt, featured participant and interview.


23 Responses to One Day to Go and an Early-Bird Prompt

  1. rosemawrites says:

    YAY!!! I am excited for this year’s prompts! <3

  2. […] 20170331 to write a haibun, the early prompt for Global Poetry Writing Month, […]

  3. […] out NaPoWriMo.net for poetry prompts for the next 30 days. Let the madness […]

  4. […] in response to today’s early bird prompt for Na/GloPoWriMo Eve, inspired by the description of life in a new Heaven given in Revelation […]

  5. I hope I will be able to keep up this year as well. This will be my fifth year.
    Here is my first poem: http://natasa-summerblues.blogspot.rs/2017/03/a-reunion.html

  6. […] when I woke up today, I knew I wanted to start my April off with some ideas. I started with the pre-GloPoWriMo post by Maureen, suggesting a form of poetry I hand not heard of before: haibun. I love the examples, here, which […]

  7. […] wrote these last night onto my phone. Little did I know that the early bird prompt was of prose and […]

  8. I finished my Haibun yesterday but I just posted it today. This an interesting form that I will start doing in my journal and blog entries. Oh, here is my post:

  9. FoxOnBoat says:

    I used this prompt for today’s poem, a nice simple start to the month. :)

  10. […] wanted to try a haibun for some time now, so NaPoWriMo’s early bird prompt was utterly […]

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