NaPoWriMo Prompt – Day 30 (Epilogue)

By on Apr 30, 2014 in Blog

30-06-09 by Roz Vincent, on Flickr

Has April been a good month for your poetry writing? Even if you didn’t meet the NaPoWriMo challenge (30 poems in 30 days), did you write at least one poem you wouldn’t have written otherwise? Today’s prompt asks you to reflect:

  • Write an epilogue poem, or a poem that adds insight to events that have happened, reflects on meaning and looks forward to the future. For inspiration, read Robert Lowell’s “Epilogue,” Robert Browning’s “Epilogue,” and Ezra Pound’s “Epilogue.”

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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.