NaPoWriMo Prompt – Day 9 (List)

By on Apr 9, 2014 in Blog

Hand writing list, in purple

The middle of the week, Hump Day, tends to be the day we are most overwhelmed by work. On such days, it can be hard to find time to write. Today’s prompt may help:

  • Write a list poem. Draw inspiration from either things you see or things you feel or things you imagine. Any topic will do. Don’t overthink it! I took a humorous turn on a list poem in “A Series of Unlikely Explanations,” which I wrote for NaPoWriMo last year.

If you’d like share a link to your poem (on your blog or a Facebook post) in the comments below. If you like, you can paste the entire poem, but remember that poems appearing 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 and infrequently keeps an online journal. 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; her humorous nonfiction ebook, Dedicated Idiocy: How Monty Python Fandom Changed My Life, and her newest poetry collection, Owning the Ghosts, 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.