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Monday Poetry Prompt: Cardinal

This week let’s write a cardinal poem. I saw a couple of cardinals in a tree yesterday. I’m referring to the bird not the Catholics but your poem can be about either of those or even the adjectival form of the word. Dazzle us with your bright red poetry in the comments below.

Monday Poetry Prompt: Governor, Sunflower, Warm

This week let’s write a poem with the words governor, sunflower and warm 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.

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: Rest

We’re a few days from National Poetry Month, so let’s write a rest poem today then take it easy and recharge our batteries because starting Thursday we write a poem-a-day for the month of April. I’ll be following the Write Better Poetry blog (formerly Poetic Asides) for daily prompts and I’m sure there are plenty … Continue reading

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