NaPoWriMo Prompt 3

By on Apr 3, 2015 in Blog, Featured

Philly beckons us home from the blue distance.

For day three of NaPoWriMo, continuing with the alphabet, our “B” prompt is “Blues.” Write a poem in the blues form, based of course, on the musical genre. For tips on using this form, check out “How to Write a Blues Poem” by Stacie Naczelnik or “Poetic Form: Blues Poem” by the Academy of Poets. That page also links to some examples of blues poems, which you can read for inspiration. Or, as the Blues Brothers say, I suggest you buy as many blues albums as you can.

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


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.

One Comment

  1. Here’s my attempt. I wanted to make it fun and poke fun at the fact that I can’t dance. I can do ballroom, but not freestyle, or certain line dances!