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Musical Monday Poetry Prompt

We’re trying a little experiment, listen to the two-minute musical clip below then write a poem about it. Consider this the audio equivalent of our monthly visual prompts. Post your poem in the comments below or at least tell me if you’d like more of these.

Monday Poetry Prompt: Add, Essential, Give

This week let’s write a poem with the words add, essential and give 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. I couldn’t come up with a good image for those … Continue reading

Monday Poetry Prompt: Love

This week let’s write a love poem for St. Valentine’s Day. I’m sure you poets already have at least one, if not dozens of love poems in some folder, so I must insist on new ink for this prompt. Exercise those poetry muscles and post the burn in the comments below.

February Visual Poetry Prompt

Post your owie in the comments below.

Monday Poetry Prompt: Tiger

Tomorrow we celebrate the Lunar New Year and, under the Chinese calendar, the Year of the Tiger begins so this week let’s write a tiger poem. Let’s honor those big cats whose ancestors once ate our ancestors and post the results in the comments below.

Monday Poetry Prompt: Frost

This week let’s write a frost poem. There are several different types of frost to explore and bonus points for an allusion to the great 20th century poet. Post your chill in the comments below.

Monday Poetry Prompt: Apply, Sometimes, Success

This week let’s write a poem with the words apply, sometimes and success 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. Believe it or not, I rolled the dice and really … Continue reading

Monday Poetry Prompt: Epigraph

This week let’s write a poem with an epigraph. Think about your favorite author, doesn’t have to be a poet, and find a quote or a clever line from their work, then write a poem in reaction to it, using the line as the epigraph to your poem. If you can’t think of any, may … Continue reading

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