Welcome to the back half of NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo 2024, all!

Our featured participant today is Sarah Zimam, who brings us a riddle in response to Day 15’s stamp-based prompt.

Today, our daily resource is PoemShape, a blog where you’ll find poems, close readings, art, and interviews.

Finally, here’s today’s (optional) prompt, taken from our 2016 archives. Today, we challenge you to write a poem in which you closely describe an object or place, and then end with a much more abstract line that doesn’t seemingly have anything to do with that object or place, but which, of course, really does. The “surprise” ending to this James Wright poem is a good illustration of the effect we’re hoping you’ll achieve. An abstract, philosophical kind of statement closing out a poem that is otherwise intensely focused on physical, sensory details.

Happy writing!

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