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Monday Poetry Prompt: Moon

To honor the 50th anniversary of the first man on the moon this week, let’s write a poem about the moon. Sure, the moon might be most popular inspiration for poetry after love but that doesn’t mean the best moon poem has been written yet. Write an ode to the moon or astronauts, write an … Continue reading

Monday Poetry Prompt: Smart Aleck

Okay, wise guy, this week let’s write a smart aleck poem. I’ve met some of my promptsters so I know this won’t be difficult for you. Take all that sass and back talk and compress it down into an insolent little poem then post it in the comments below.  

July Visual Poetry Prompt

Post your pickings in the comments below.  

Monday Poetry Prompt: Remember

While I know this blog has a worldwide audience, I wanted to alert the Americans that we just named the next Poet Laureate of the United States, Joy Harjo. This week, let’s take her poem Remember as the prompt. Maybe make your own list of things to remember. Or things to forget. But don’t forget … Continue reading

Monday Poetry Prompt: Incognito

This week let’s write an incognito poem. What would you write if you knew no one would know you wrote it? Post the results in the comments below, if you dare.

Monday Poetry Prompt: Beam

This week let’s write a beam poem. Beams can be solid and structural or as insubstantial as moonlight. Post your choice in the comments below.    

June Visual Poetry Prompt

Another visual poetry prompt courtesy JeanMarie Olivieri. You know what to do.  

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.  

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