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poetsdoublelife

Poet and data guru living in Massachusetts.
poetsdoublelife has written 32 posts for Living Poetry

Monday Poetry Prompt

October would not be complete without a poem about Halloween. You could write a scary poem, a list poem about all the things you hate about this so-called holiday, or anything you choose. Happy writing! Advertisements

Monday Poetry Prompt

Today’s prompt is a poetic form called the cento, which is Latin for “patchwork.” This poetic form is made up of lines from poems by other poets. Though poets often borrow lines from other writers and mix them in with their own, a true cento is composed entirely of lines from other sources. You may … Continue reading

Monday Poetry Prompt

Today’s prompt is ripped from the headlines. Take a story from the past 7 days and use the headline as the title of your poem. Happy writing!

Monday Poetry Prompt

For today’s prompt, write a letter to your younger self. It could be to the person you were in high school, college, or even at the beginning of the year. Happy writing!

Monday Poetry Prompt

For today’s prompt we will challenge ourselves to write the *hard* poem—the poem you’re afraid to write. Start the poem by finishing this sentence: Yesterday I was ____________, but today I am ____________ Happy writing!

Monday Poetry Prompt

For today’s prompt, we’ll click the Random Article link on Wikipedia and write about the topic that comes out. If you don’t like the first topic, keep clicking until you find a random article you like. Happy writing!

Monday Poetry Prompt

Today’s visual prompt is a photo of the Statue of Liberty on the Fourth of July haloed by sunlight coming through a dark cloud. Happy writing!

Monday Poetry Prompt

Today’s poetry prompt is a mash-up of different prompts I’ve seen this week: Write about a family member without using their name Mention something about their hands Use the words visit, plant & gone Happy writing!

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