Poetry Prompts

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Monday Poetry Prompt: Temptation

We’re three-quarters of the way through National Poetry Month. Here’s my favorite prompt from last week: For today’s prompt, write a temptation poem. Nearly everyone is tempted by something: fame, glory, money, chocolate. Today is the perfect day to give in to the temptation to write about your (or “a friend’s”) temptation. Also, I totally … Continue reading

Monday Poetry Prompt: Favorite

Hope everyone is enjoying National Poetry Month and gets lots of good work done. If you haven’t already, I encourage you to follow Robert Lee Brewer’s Poetic Asides blog for a daily prompt this month. Here’s what he offered this morning. For today’s prompt, write a favorite poem. Maybe that sounds a bit silly, but … Continue reading

April Visual Poetry Prompt

You can’t make a rainbow omelette without breaking a few Easter eggs. Post your poetic breakfast below.  

Monday Poetry Prompt: Gardening

This week let’s write a poem about gardening. It’s the time of year, at least here in North Carolina, where gardeners start tilling the soil. Of course, poets can garden metaphorically any time of the year. Post your harvest below.  

Monday Poetry Prompt: Moss

This week let’s write a poem about moss, the way it covers trees, how it feels when you pet it, the various shades of green. Set your poetic stone a rolling and post the results below.  

March Visual Poetry Prompt

How’s the weather out there? Here’s a visual poetry prompt from JeanMarie Olivieri. Post your forecast below.  

Monday Poetry Prompt: Anarchy

This week let’s write an anarchy poem. Is it possible to write a form poem about anarchy? Would an anarchy sonnet even work? Post your answer below.  

Monday Poetry Prompt: Magnetic

This week let’s write a magnetic poem. Like most natural phenomenon, magnetism attracts plenty of metaphors. Put them to good use and post the results below.  

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