NaPoWriMo Prompt 4

By on Apr 4, 2015 in Blog, Featured

Alyce, Mod Chick (Close-Up)

Having fun yet? NaPoWriMo can be a great way to explore territory you don’t normally explore as a poet. For day four, we’ve reached the letter “C” for “Character.” Write a poem in any form, from the point of view of a distinct character. Use such elements as diction, line breaks, and figures of speech to make your character come alive. You can find several examples at the Poetry Foundation site.

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.