This week let’s write a pompous poem. Some might say the very act of writing poetry is more than a little pompous but it’s safe to assume they aren’t reading this prompt. The poem could be about a pompous person or event or the poem might just be full of itself. Post your pretentions in … Continue reading
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In preparation for a poetry talk I’ll be giving this week, I ran across this little poem by Dorothea Grossman: For Allen Ginsberg Among other things, thanks for explaining how the generous death of old trees forms the red powdered floor of the forest. So, this week let’s write a poem thanking another poet for … Continue reading
This week imagine your favorite poet takes you by the hand and… Saturday my fellow Living Poetry organizer Chris Abbate and I lead a poetry workshop at the Holly Springs Book Festival. One of the prompts I shared was more a procedure so anyone can get a fairly random poetry prompt. Take a book, close … Continue reading
This week let’s write a tiny poem. Is there a minimum number of words needed for a poem? I think so but what do I know? I think it’ll be more interesting to write a regular-sized poem about something tiny. Post your baby in the comments below.
Made by the Master Gardeners in Crossville, Tennesse. H/t: Smith County Master Gardeners and JeanMarie Olivieri. Post your gleanings in the comments below.
This Friday is All Saints’ Day so let’s write a Halloween poem. It could be a memory of treats your received or tricks you played. It could feature pumpkins, skeletons, black cats or even a witches’ sabbath, to combine last week’s prompt with this. Post your harvest in the comments below.
Even though it’s Monday, this week let’s write a Sabbath poem. It could be a Saturday or Sunday poem, depending upon your religious upbringing, but try to focus on the “day of rest” aspect. After sleeping in, post in the comments below.