2023 NaPoWriMo #8 (20 Little Projects)

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!

Construct a poem using “Twenty Little Poetry Projects” (details in link)


Kernels of Thoughts

Kernels of thoughts flowered behind his eyes then spilled out of his mouth in a rainbow of sweet reds, sour oranges, umami yellows, bitter blues, tingling indigos, and hot as hell Violets fragrantly prancing topless in their string bikini bottoms to strumming banjos. Not hot as hell, but La Mamas from Shanghai. Don’t ask me. The toddler said it so it must be true. The colorful flowers of absurdity fell down down down to the dry ocean bottom, where they will shrivel into kernels of thoughts.

That was an interesting process. I think I got all twenty little projects in there. Some of lines were multi-functional. For those not familiar “La Mama” translates from Chinese to English as “Hot Mama” and is an expression often used by expecting/new mom’s in China as their aspiration to remain a strong, sexy, woman in motherhood. Just yesterday I saw a video clip of a mom that asked her daughter if she was pretty and the daughter (obviously coached) said she was a “La Mama”. The “La” here is “spicy” type hot, not temperature. Hope you enjoy reading this and will see you again tomorrow.

Be well,



  1. Monty, you’re going to town on these prompts! Seems like you’ll be in good shape heading into your travel time.

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    1. Monty Vern says:

      Yes, I think so!


  2. murisopsis says:

    Hehe! You are amazing that you got all 20 in there!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Monty Vern says:

      I think I did!


  3. What a beautiful poem! I love the creativity and whimsy that comes through in it. I’m curious, do you plan on including a link to the poem in the comments, or would that be too spoilerific? Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Monty Vern says:

      Thank you so much! Do you mean to post my poem link in the comments in the NaPoWriMo site? I’ve looked at doing that but kept having log-in issues to make a comment.


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