NaPoWriMo Prompt – Day 28 (Animal)

By on Apr 28, 2014 in Blog

Pet Love
Pet Love by Roger, on Flickr

For a busy Monday, as the month of April winds down, here’s a prompt that may just write itself:

  • Write an animal poem. Your subject can be a pet, a wild animal, a zoo animal, or a figment of your imagination. For some terrific examples of animal poems that avoid being sentimental or “cutesy,” check out this selection of animal poems from

Feel free to share a link to your poem in the comments below. If you choose to cut and paste the entire poem, 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 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.