NaPoWriMo Prompt – Day 29 (Response)

By on Apr 29, 2014 in Blog

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Simon & George – Sometimes It Goes Deep
by Big Mind Zen Center, on Flickr

Today’s prompt draws on a grand poetic tradition:

  • Write a response poem, where you transform, respond to or answer another person’s poem with your own. Use a poem from Wild Violet or any other source. For an example and some further thoughts on the form, read David Shapiro’s “Dante and Beatrice” on has a marvelous page on the response poem, as well.

If you like, share a link to your poem in the comments below. Remember, if you cut and paste the entire poem into the comments, 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.