Poetry Prompts

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So much depends upon the Monday Poetry Prompt

This week let’s do something a little different. I trust you all know the great William Carlos Williams‘ poem The Red Wheelbarrow: so much depends upon a red wheel barrow glazed with rain water beside the white chickens Let’s imitate this poem by stealing the first four words then letting our poetic imagination run wild. … Continue reading

October Visual Poetry Prompt

It’s never too early to roast this prompt on an open fire. Post the nuts of your labor in the comments below.

Monday Poetry Prompt: Bottleneck

This week let’s write a bottleneck poem. There’s plenty of inspiration to be found in a bottle but sometimes it all comes at once. Maybe a traffic poem or the three stooges going through a door or maybe that delicate tapering shape will prompt something. Post what pours out in the comments below.

Monday Poetry Prompt: Equinox

I’ve scheduled this prompt to post at the moment of the equinox. If you’re reading this in the northern hemisphere, welcome to autumn. In the south, spring has sprung. This week let’s a write an equinox poem. While day and night are equal today, this is a time of change. Post where you’re going in … Continue reading

Monday Poetry Prompt: Embarrassing

This week let’s write an embarrassing poem. Let’s be proud of the poem but describe some event or situation of which you are less than proud. Or own it! Just because you forgot your trousers doesn’t mean you didn’t ace the test. Post your poem in the comments below.  

Monday Poetry Prompt: Scattered

This week let’s write a scattered poem. Maybe there’s a poem of things scattered about or maybe the poem gets distracted halfway through itself. Whatever you find, post it in the comments below.  

September Visual Poetry Prompt

A week ago, I hosted another Living Poetry Germination Workshop. One of the ekphrastic prompts was from a surrealist art book. We wrote based on the painting above, “The Enigma of a Day” by Giorgio de Chirico. Post your Labor Day labors in the comments below.  

Monday Poetry Prompt: Duty

This week let’s a poem about duty. (No sniggering in the back.) We all have duties to perform, some pleasant, some not so. Consider it your duty to post a poem in the comment below.  

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