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Monday Poetry Prompt

This week’s prompt: personify an inanimate object The ‘thing’ could be something you handle everyday in your household or work. Something dear or dreaded. It could be something from nature, a stone, a leave. Give is life, give it a voice, a perspective, a view. If you are having trouble getting started, alternatively, you can … Continue reading

Monday Poetry Prompt: Imitation poem

This week’s prompt: write an imitation poem of ‘Love After Love‘ In honor of Derek Walcott’s passing, this Friday, we will write an imitation poem of his ‘Love After Love’. You can choose if you want to imitate his style (poetic form, music) or the subject matter (learning to love yourself after a great love … Continue reading

Monday Poetry Prompt: macrocosm in microcosm

This week’s prompt: write about  where the big can be found in the small … or vice versa For instance, if you look a Queen Anne’s Lace flower… doesn’t it look like the milkyway with its arms of flower fanning out in an expanding circle? Think of other examples and pick one to write a … Continue reading

Monday Poetry Prompt

This week’s prompt: visual Happy Writing!

Monday Poetry Prompt

This week’s prompt: the crazy wants out! Give the crazy or silly inside you a voice, this week! Let it see the light of day and go on a rampage. Air those thoughts that make no sense, not even if slightly intoxicated. Those crazy ideas you never told anyone for fear of being labeled. We … Continue reading

Monday Poetry Prompt

This week’s prompt: write about used books OR used book stores There is something special about used books. Someone before you has already loved the booked, cherished or hated it. I love it when the book contains underlines and comments in the margins – an imaginary conversation with a stranger. When I buy books on … Continue reading

Monday Poetry Prompt

This week’s prompt: write a poem about one of your favorite books or movies Keep the poem to one page, 12 point font! It isn’t always easy, with all the action everywhere, to distill what is really going on in a story, what is the struggle between two people or families. But it is fun … Continue reading

Monday Poetry Prompt

This week’s prompt: Wikipedia Wikipedia features everyday: an article, news of the day, on this day… and a picture. Go to Wikipedia a few times this week, pick one topic, fact or picture that speaks to you… maybe research it a bit, then write a poem about it. Happy Writing!

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