NaPoWriMo Prompt – Day 22 (Nature)

By on Apr 22, 2014 in Blog

Pink blossoms on a tree

How are you doing with the NaPoWriMo challenge (30 poems in 30 days)? Remember, there’s still time to get caught up, even if it means writing two or more poems a day! Today, of course, is Earth Day, which is the basis of today’s prompt:

  • Write a poem inspired by nature. If you like, use one of the traditional forms associated with nature poems, such as the eclogue, haiku and renga, all explained at the page on Nature Poems. The page also contains a lot of examples. Or write a poem in a form of your choosing. If the weather cooperates, take a few moments outside (or open the window) for inspiration.

If you like, share a link to your poem in the comments below. You can also cut and paste your poem into the comments, but remember that poems shared that way 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.