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poetsdoublelife

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

Monday Poetry Prompt

Today’s prompt is to write a dodoitsu. This Japanese poetic form consists of four lines with the syllabic structure 7-7-7-5 and no rhyme, often concerns love or work, and are usually comical. Here’s my attempt: surrounded by men all day in suits or construction hats tossing pleasantries like lures but I never bite These poems … Continue reading

Monday Poetry Prompt

Apologies for the delay in sending out the prompt. We’ll take the prompt from the one I was given in today’s workshop at VONA: Write a poem using the second person point of view (you & you all) and describe walking around an imaginary town. Use only verbs and nouns!

Monday Poetry Prompt

Today’s prompt comes from the Creative Writing Prompts on the Poets and Writers website: Write a poem using a recent dream as inspiration. Draw from the fantastical, nonsensical images your brain conjured up, and the logic that seems to make sense only inside your dreaming mind. If you don’t remember your dreams, you can write … Continue reading

Monday Poetry Prompt

Today, we have a visual prompt Mattress Prepared for Delivery (1944) from the State Library and Archives of Florida that appeared on the website, Easy Street Prompts. Happy writing! Pamela

Monday Poetry Prompt

For today’s prompt, write a poem that uses the line It went down like this. The line could be your first line, last line, or anywhere in your poem. Your poem could describe a situation as it really happened, how the speaker wishes it would happen, or be the story that didn’t happen the way … Continue reading

Monday Poetry Prompt

For today’s prompt, write a landay. Landays are 22-syllable couplets, generally rhyming, with 9 syllables in the first line and 13 syllables in the second line. The form is from Afghanistan, typically sung by women as folk songs. You can try writing a single landay or string a few together for your poem. Happy writing! … Continue reading

Monday Poetry Prompts

We’ve finally reached the last prompt we will use from the Poetic Asides blog during National Poetry Month. For this prompt, take one of the many words invented by William Shakespeare and make it the title of your poem. Of course, you can always try to use as many Shakespearean words as you can. Here … Continue reading

Monday Poetry Prompts

For today’s prompt, take your pick one of these prompts from the previous week of the Poetic Asides PAD Challenge Pick an adjective, make it the title of your poem, then write your poem (Day 15) Pick two vowels and write a poem containing one or both of these vowels; the letter y is a … Continue reading

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