#NaPoWriMo Day 10 ‘Benches’ #poetrymonth #April #Poems #Tanka


National Poetry Writing Month is a poetry writing challenge to write a poem a day, which takes place every year in April. Follow the link to find out more, be inspired, get daily prompts and meet other poets!

For Day 10, I’m writing a poem about benches. Benches invite us to stop, sit, and think, admire the scenery, or simply rest for a few moments.


Some benches face seas

Deep waters soothe weary minds

Others look away

 Keepers of lovers’ secrets

Sit down, tell me your story…

6 thoughts on “#NaPoWriMo Day 10 ‘Benches’ #poetrymonth #April #Poems #Tanka

  1. When I lived in Puerto Rico, there was a port in San Juan where the cruise ships would come in. It opened up into a bay. If you took a long walk on the seaside of the city wall at sea level, you would come to a dead end. It was an isolated spot with ZERO foot traffic, but there was a bench right at the end of the path. I loved to go down there at sunset and watch the ships come in with the dolphins jumping beside it, welcoming them to the island. It was beautiful and peaceful and a great way to end each day.

    Today, I live in a small fishing village in Vietnam. My third floor balcony overlooks miles of rice paddies. I sit on the bench there in the morning, drinking coffee and watching the sun come up as the water buffalo begin to move. Very peaceful. I love it.

    I am at Transformed Nonconformist. I usually write humor pieces, but I am getting serious this month. I’m writing about people who have deeply impacted my life.

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    1. Thank you for your reply, Brett.
      I’ve never been to Puerto Rico but it’s on my to visit list and I’ll definitely look for your special bench:)
      My daughter is spending some time in Vietnam now, and is telling about all the beautiful places she’s visiting. Another place I need to visit!
      I enjoy writing or thinking on any quiet bench, preferably near water and nature, but I have been known to feel inspired at noisy airport benches, too. In the end it’s how you feel that matters, although surroundings are helpful.
      I’ll check out your blog:)


      1. If you make it to Puerto Rico, my bench is in the district of Viejo (Old) San Juan. On the boardwalk right next to El Morro (15th-century Spanish fort), walk along the old city wall. Just keep going until you reach the end.

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