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Monday Poetry Prompt: Pompous

This week let’s write a pompous poem. Some might say the very act of writing poetry is more than a little pompous but it’s safe to assume they aren’t reading this prompt. The poem could be about a pompous person or event or the poem might just be full of itself. Post your pretentions in … Continue reading

Take the Monday Poetry Prompt by the hand…

This week imagine your favorite poet takes you by the hand and… Saturday my fellow Living Poetry organizer Chris Abbate and I lead a poetry workshop at the Holly Springs Book Festival. One of the prompts I shared was more a procedure so anyone can get a fairly random poetry prompt. Take a book, close … Continue reading

Monday Poetry Prompt: Sabbath

Even though it’s Monday, this week let’s write a Sabbath poem. It could be a Saturday or Sunday poem, depending upon your religious upbringing, but try to focus on the “day of rest” aspect. After sleeping in, post in the comments below.

Monday Poetry Prompt: Bottleneck

This week let’s write a bottleneck poem. There’s plenty of inspiration to be found in a bottle but sometimes it all comes at once. Maybe a traffic poem or the three stooges going through a door or maybe that delicate tapering shape will prompt something. Post what pours out in the comments below.

Monday Poetry Prompt: Equinox

I’ve scheduled this prompt to post at the moment of the equinox. If you’re reading this in the northern hemisphere, welcome to autumn. In the south, spring has sprung. This week let’s a write an equinox poem. While day and night are equal today, this is a time of change. Post where you’re going in … Continue reading

Monday Poetry Prompt: Embarrassing

This week let’s write an embarrassing poem. Let’s be proud of the poem but describe some event or situation of which you are less than proud. Or own it! Just because you forgot your trousers doesn’t mean you didn’t ace the test. Post your poem in the comments below.  

Monday Poetry Prompt: Scattered

This week let’s write a scattered poem. Maybe there’s a poem of things scattered about or maybe the poem gets distracted halfway through itself. Whatever you find, post it in the comments below.  

Monday Poetry Prompt: Duty

This week let’s a poem about duty. (No sniggering in the back.) We all have duties to perform, some pleasant, some not so. Consider it your duty to post a poem in the comment below.  

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