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Monday Poetry Prompt: Century, Symbolism, Voice

This week let’s write a poem with the words century, symbolism and voice 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: Abandon

This week let’s write an abandon poem. I intentionally left that sentence a-grammatical. Your poem can be about abandoning or being abandoned and, since we’re all poets here, we all have poems at the bottoms of directories or piles of papers, maybe recover one of them and meld it into the theme. Post your poem … Continue reading

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Monday Poetry Prompt: Epigraph, Machine, Race

This week let’s write a poem with the words epigraph, machine and race 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: Ada Limón

Living Poetry congratulates Ada Limón on being named the next Poet Laureate of the United States so this week let’s write a poem for her. Check out her website and Wikipedia page and what may be her most famous poem How to Triumph Like a Girl . You could then write an ekphrastic poem inspired … Continue reading

Monday Poetry Prompt: Native

This week let’s write a native poem. You could describe some native talent or some feature from your native land. Of course, thanks to imperialism, you could “go native”. Whichever path you take, be sure to come back home and post your poem in the comments below.

Monday Poetry Prompt: Summer

This week is the Summer Solstice, Tuesday at 5:14am EDT to be precise, so let’s write a summer poem. This one should be fairly easy since all you’ll need to do is step outside and feel the heat and humidity in the air. Of course, there’s more to summer than the weather. And for our … Continue reading

Monday Poetry Prompt: Boat, Enter, Neruda

This week let’s write a poem with the words boat, enter and Neruda in it. (Yes, that’s Neruda as in Pablo Neruda.) 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 … Continue reading

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.

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