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Monday Poetry Prompt: Harp

This week let’s write a harp poem. Think about the sound of the harp and maybe the heavenly associations with that musical instrument. Post your pluckings in the comments below.   Advertisements

Monday Poetry Prompt: Humbug

This week let’s write a humbug poem. There’s a sucker born every minute. How many of them are poets? Post your answer in the comments below.  

May Visual Poetry Prompt

Write if you find work.

2019 April PAD Challenge: Day 27

Just two more days. Just two more days. Hope the poem-a-day challenge has been going well. Just two more days. And if you declined the challenge, hope you’ve been writing none the less. I didn’t like Sunday’s prompt so here’s Saturday’s. For today’s prompt, pick a direction, make that the title of your poem, and … Continue reading

2019 April PAD Challenge: Day 21

Sunday’s prompt from the Poetic Asides blog. We’re two-thirds of the way through the month. It’s getting tough but stick to it! For today’s prompt, write a sketch poem. My initial thought is to write a poem that’s like a sketch of a moment or an object. But you can play around with sketchy people … Continue reading

2019 April PAD Challenge: Day 15

Sorry for the late post. Living Poetry celebrated its 10th anniversary on Saturday and Sunday I was a featured reader at Carrboro’s Poetry on your Plate. I trust you went to Robert Lee Brewer’s April Poem-a-day Challenge directly but, if not: For today’s prompt, write a prediction poem. Make a prediction. Write about another person’s … Continue reading

2019 April PAD Challenge: Day 7

Reminder: for April we’re following Robert Lee Brewer’s April Poem-a-day Challenge. This was yesterday’s prompt: For today’s prompt, write a jealous poem. Maybe you’re jealous. Or maybe someone else is jealous of you–or someone else. Whether envious of another or suspicious of a partner, dive deep into this emotion today.  

National Poetry Month

Welcome to April, National Poetry Month! It promises to be a busy, exhausting month for poets. Many of us will be writing a poem-a-day. For daily prompts I suggest following Robert Lee Brewer’s Poetic Asides blog. I’ll just be re-posting his Sunday prompt here for our usual Monday Poetry Prompt this month. I’ll also be … Continue reading

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