NaPoWriMo Prompt – Day 23 (Stream-of-Consciousness)

By on Apr 23, 2014 in Blog

Stream in colour
Stream in colour by Roshnii Rose, on Flickr

The answer is elephants. Or rather, with today’s prompt, the answer is whatever pops into your head, whether it be pink elephants or something else.

  • Write a stream-of-consciousness poem. One way to do this is simply to begin with free writing, following any path your mind takes. Another way is to begin with a phrase or idea, then type that into Google. Take something from the search results, make a note of it, and follow that, in turn. Write a poem based on what you discover.

If you like, share a link your poem in the comments below. You can also paste the entire poem in the comments, but if you do that 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 (which she plans to update this year); 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, She lives with her husband and son in the Philadelphia area and takes far too many photos of her handsome, creative third grader, nicknamed Kung Fu Panda.