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Monday Poetry Prompt: Summer

This week is the Summer Solstice, Tuesday at 5:14am EDT to be precise, so let’s write a summer poem. This one should be fairly easy since all you’ll need to do is step outside and feel the heat and humidity in the air. Of course, there’s more to summer than the weather. And for our … Continue reading

Monday Poetry Prompt: Boat, Enter, Neruda

This week let’s write a poem with the words boat, enter and Neruda in it. (Yes, that’s Neruda as in Pablo Neruda.) This is another of those prompts where I randomly choose three words from a list of the top 1000 words in the English language plus a few of my favorites. Post your poems … Continue reading

June Visual Poetry Prompt

Just two weeks ’til the solstice.

May Musical Poetry Prompt

This musical clip is a little longer than I’ve shared before at eleven minutes but I find lots of interesting emotions welling up when I listen. Let’s see what you hear in the comments below.

Monday Poetry Prompt: Garden

This week let’s write a garden poem. This subject is ripe with metaphor. Let this prompt be the seed in the fertile soil of your mind then post the harvest in the comments below.

Monday Poetry Prompt: Add, Kind, Maple

This week let’s write a poem with the words add, kind and maple in it. This is another of those prompts where I randomly choose three words from a list of the top 1000 words in the English language plus a few of my favorites. (Rolling maple a week after the tree prompt was mere … Continue reading

Monday Poetry Prompt: Tree

This week let’s write a tree poem. Sure, there are already plenty of tree poems from Kilmer‘s to Frost‘s to Goethe‘s but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing left to write. Trees are simply metaphors with bark and leaves. Post your sapling (or even just an acorn) in the comments below.

May Visual Poetry Prompt

Hope everyone had a frank and productive April. Here’s your visual poetry prompt for the merry month of May. Post your poetic response in the comments below.

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