2023 NaPoWriMo #1 (The Cover)

April is here again and that means its National Poetry Writing Month and for my second year I’ll be joining the 30 poems in 30 days challenge hosted by napowrimo.net. For this challenge, a poetry prompt will be provided daily during the month of April and if I can keep on track I’ll achieve the 30 poems in 30 days goal. So enough chatter…let’s go! It’s time for NaPoWriMo!

Write a poem based on a book cover.


Ooh! This sound both challenging and fun. I’ve never used any art on my site other than my own. I could “cheat” and use one of my own book covers but then that would just lead to republishing one of the poems inside. This is the first day so let’s live into the intent of the challenge and do something truly original.

Here is the book cover I selected. I found it interesting visually.

Arthur Stringer, The Loom of Destiny,
Boston: Small, Maynard & Company, 1899

What are your thoughts? Do you think this poem might be something you’d find if you opened the cover? What cover would you choose if you were to take this challenge (the link below the cover will take you to a wonderful gallery of historical covers).

Be well,



  1. What an interesting take on the cover, Monty. I like the visual effect.

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    1. Monty Vern says:

      Thanks so much! I initially tried to do the formatting as text but finally gave up and did it as an image. WordPress is a bit clunky that way.


  2. murisopsis says:

    Very creative!! I love the sentiment too!!

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