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, 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.