2023 NaPoWriMo #2 (The Surrealist)

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!

Pick 5-10 words from the list provided (click link to see), write out a question for each, then write a one-line answer using descriptive imagery. Finally construct a poem from just the answers.


Wow. This one is intricate and intriguing. I really hope the result is too. I’m looking forward to discovering the poem that comes out of this process.

Seeking Poetry

Weaving waters, beautiful harmonies,
Flowing, begging me to sing along with gravity,
Just beneath the soil, shy and inward,
Uncertain, unsure, raw and on ice.
About snout deep, just past six.

Well that was fun and the poem came with surprising ease. The words I chose were river, song, truffle, elusive, and oyster and a mixture of 5W questions. I ended up splitting up and re-splicing the answers to create the flow I wanted. I think it lives up to the surrealist intent. What do you think?

Be well,



  1. murisopsis says:

    The answers intrigue me and now I wish I could see the questions (though that might take some of the magic from the answers)!

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    1. Monty Vern says:

      I thought about showing the questions as a behind the scenes but was worried it would take away from the mystery.


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