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Monday Poetry Prompt: Lady, Island, Essential

I tried something different for this week’s prompt. I pulled a list of the 1000 most common words in English and then randomly chose three: lady, island, essential. Write a poem which includes all three words and post it in the comments below.

January Visual Prompt

Will this be a monumental month? Post your answer in the comments below.

Monday Poetry Prompt: New

This week let’s write a new poem— a poem about the state of newness. And it should also be a new poem, don’t just pull one from the archives. That’s the whole point of the Monday Poetry Prompt, after all. Post your newest in the comments below.

Monday Poetry Prompt: Yule

This prompt has been scheduled to post at the moment of the December Solstice, the start of winter for the Northern Hemisphere, where most of Living Poetry resides, so this week let’s write a yule poem. Write about the shortest day, longest night. Write about the ancient traditions of yule logs or wassailing. Write about … Continue reading

Monday Poetry Prompt: Present

This week let’s write a present poem. “Yesterday is history / Tomorrow is a mystery / Today is a gift / That’s why I call it / The Present.” I’m sure you can do better than that. Leave a present under the tree in the comments below.

December Visual Poetry Prompt

Post what words you want to find on your tree in the comments below.

Monday Poetry Prompt: Night

Here’s an easy one. This week let’s write a night poem. So many interesting things happen at night: nightclubs, nightgowns, nightmares. Post your nocturne in the comments below.

Monday Poetry Prompt: Respect

Sorry for the late prompt. This week let’s write a respect poem. Remember, respect is both a noun and a verb. I look forward to finding out what it means to you in the comments below.

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