NaPoWriMo Prompt – Day 8 (Overheard)

By on Apr 8, 2014 in Blog

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Today’s NaPoWriMo challenge is a fun one:

  • Write a poem based on something you’ve overheard. If you go out today, pay attention to what you hear people saying around you. Make note or remember anything that strikes you as interesting. If you’re staying home, do the same thing with friends or family members, or go online and pull something interesting from a chat room, message board or blog. If all else fails, grab some spoken words from other sources, such as a television show, the radio, or another recording.

If you’d like, share a link to your poem in the comments to this post. If you must, cut and paste the entire poem, keeping in mind that poems shared in the comments are not considered published in Wild Violet.


Alyce Wilson is the editor of Wild Violet and in her copious spare time writes humor, non-fiction, fiction and poetry, keeps an online journal, and is working on a book, Belated Mommy: How to Cope With Being an Older Mom. Her first chapbook, Picturebook of the Martyrs; her e-book/pamphlet, Stay Out of the Bin! An Editor's Tips on Getting Published in Lit Mags ; her book of essays and columns, The Art of Life; and her humorous nonfiction ebook, Dedicated Idiocy: How Monty Python Fandom Changed My Life, can all be ordered from her Web site, In late 2019, she published a volume of poetry by her third great-grandfather, Reading's Physician Poet: Poems by Dr. James Meredith Mathews, which also contains genealogical information about the Mathews family. She lives with her husband and son in the Philadelphia area and takes far too many photos of her handsome, creative son, nicknamed Kung Fu Panda.