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Monday Poetry Prompt: Garden

This week let’s write a garden poem. This subject is ripe with metaphor. Let this prompt be the seed in the fertile soil of your mind then post the harvest in the comments below.

Monday Poetry Prompt: Add, Kind, Maple

This week let’s write a poem with the words add, kind and maple 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. (Rolling maple a week after the tree prompt was mere … Continue reading

Monday Poetry Prompt: Tree

This week let’s write a tree poem. Sure, there are already plenty of tree poems from Kilmer‘s to Frost‘s to Goethe‘s but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing left to write. Trees are simply metaphors with bark and leaves. Post your sapling (or even just an acorn) in the comments below.

Monday Poetry Prompt: Attack, Exist, Roll

This week let’s write a poem with the words attack, exist and roll 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: 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.

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.

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