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, 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, cat and son in the Philadelphia area and takes far too many photos of her handsome, creative first grader, nicknamed Kung Fu Panda.