NaPoWriMo Prompt: Day 2

By on Apr 2, 2015 in Blog, Featured

Poetry saying by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

“Poetry” by C├ęsar Viteri Ramirez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/multimaniaco)

To add something more entertaining to the 30-day poetry challenge, we will be delivering challenges based on the alphabet (along with four additional challenges, one of which was yesterday’s “Introduction” prompt). For “A,” the prompt is “Ars Poetica.”

Ever since Horace wrote his “Ars Poetica,” about the art of poetry, poets have been writing their own such poems, sharing their philosophy of writing poetry. If you like, imitate Horace’s form and write it as an epistle in hexameter. Or write it in any form that best suits what you have to say.

Feel free to share your poem (or a link to your poem) in the comments.

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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, 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, AlyceWilson.com. 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.