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Monday Poetry Prompt

This week’s prompt: the crazy wants out! Give the crazy or silly inside you a voice, this week! Let it see the light of day and go on a rampage. Air those thoughts that make no sense, not even if slightly intoxicated. Those crazy ideas you never told anyone for fear of being labeled. We … Continue reading

Monday Poetry Prompt

This week’s prompt: write about used books OR used book stores There is something special about used books. Someone before you has already loved the booked, cherished or hated it. I love it when the book contains underlines and comments in the margins – an imaginary conversation with a stranger. When I buy books on … Continue reading

Monday Poetry Prompt

This week’s prompt: write a poem about one of your favorite books or movies Keep the poem to one page, 12 point font! It isn’t always easy, with all the action everywhere, to distill what is really going on in a story, what is the struggle between two people or families. But it is fun … Continue reading

Monday Poetry Prompt

This week’s prompt: Wikipedia Wikipedia features everyday: an article, news of the day, on this day… and a picture. Go to Wikipedia a few times this week, pick one topic, fact or picture that speaks to you… maybe research it a bit, then write a poem about it. Happy Writing!

Monday Poetry Prompt

This week’s prompt: visual – Crab Nebula (Hubble photograph)

Monday Poetry Prompt

This week’s prompt: write a list poem To write a list poem, you could use the following as your inspiration: Titels or first lines or last lines of your favorite poet, or your least favorite poet Song titles of your favorite musician during the course of a day or week, collect advertisement slogans that catch your attention … Continue reading

Monday Poetry Prompt

This week’s prompt: write an Ars Poetica poem A poetry teacher of mine once said to his class, poets should only be allowed to write about writing once a year. So let’s get it out of the way: let’s write an ars poetica poem. During the summer I read an unusual, yet intriguing Ars Poetica … Continue reading

Monday Poetry Prompt

This week’s prompt: a cliche – write about how you envision 2017 to pan out … what you want to change… what you hope for… plans you have already made or are still going to make… Since it is a cliche topic, stuff the poem with cliches. Once, do what we are always told not … Continue reading

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