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Monday Poetry Prompt: Ruffian

This week let’s write a poem about a ruffian. Last week, our very own JeanMarie Olivieri sent me 22 Charming Words for Nasty People. I recognized several of the terms (having been addressed as such at various points in my life) but there were still plenty on this list to add to my vocabulary so … Continue reading

Monday Poetry Prompt: Lamb

This week let’s write a lamb poem. Our species domesticated theirs about ten thousand years ago so we have plenty ancient symbols and metaphors to work with. If, like me, you’ve never really gotten to know a lamb, ram or ewe, here are a few fun facts to get you started. Post your mutton in … Continue reading

Monday Poetry Prompt: Pebble

This week let’s write a pebble poem. They’re frequently underfoot, sometimes painfully so, but they still deserve poetry. Polish your pebble into a diamond and post it in the comments below.

Monday Poetry Prompt: Animal, Chief, Limit

This week let’s write a poem with the words animal, chief and limit 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: Purpose

This week let’s write a purpose poem. Do poems have to have a purpose? Do people? Prompts obviously have a purpose: to produce poetry. Post your purpose-driven poem in the comment below.

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.)

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