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Monday Poetry Prompt: North, Return, Woman

This week let’s write a poem with the words north, return and woman 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. Post your poems in the comments below.

Monday Poetry Prompt: Summer

Yesterday was the June solstice, the beginning of summer for poets in the northern hemisphere, so this week let’s write a summer poem. Post your sultry sonnets and torrid triolets in the comments below. (If you’re in the southern hemisphere, feel free to compose a cold couplet or two.)

Monday Poetry Prompt: Neighbor

This week let’s a write neighbor poem. Growing up, I knew my neighbors but, I must admit, I don’t know my neighbors now. Maybe being a neighbor is different these days. Post about your poetic neighbors in the comments below.

June Visual Poetry Prompt

Is it getting hot in here or is it just us? Post your answer in the comments below.

Monday Poetry Prompt: Backyard

This week let’s write a backyard poem. With summer fast approaching those of us in the northern hemisphere, maybe you’ll be spending more time in the backyard, either your current or perhaps ones from your youth. While we may not have a literal backyard, we all have figurative ones, so there’s no NIMBY excuse. Post … Continue reading

Monday Poetry Prompt: Heirloom

This week let’s write an heirloom poem. Do you have any objects that were treasured by your ancestors? What do you hope to leave as a legacy for future generations? Post your answers in the comments below.

Monday Poetry Prompt: Air, Certain, Raise

This week let’s write a poem with the words air, certain and raise in it. This is another of those prompts where I randomly choose three words from a list of the top 1100 words in the English language. Post your poems in the comments below.

Monday Poetry Prompt: Remedy

This week let’s write a remedy poem. Have you been vaccinated yet? Fully, partially or not at all, it doesn’t matter to the poetry. Post your fix to what ails you in the comments below.

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