I hope everyone is having a productive National Poetry Month. I’m hijacking the daily prompt from Robert Lee Brewer’s Write Better Poetry blog for this special anniversary. Today let’s write a poem celebrating human spaceflight since it’s the 60th anniversary of the first human to orbit the earth, Yuri Gagarin in Vostok 1. It’s also … Continue reading
Hope National Poetry Month has started well for everyone. I’m recapitulating yesterday’s prompt from the Write Better Poetry blog by Robert Lee Brewer. For today’s prompt, write an active poem. That could be a poem comprised of active (vs passive) verbs. But it could also be about exercising, playing a sport, or keeping your mind … Continue reading
I tried something different for this week’s prompt. I pulled a list of the 1000 most common words in English and then randomly chose three: lady, island, essential. Write a poem which includes all three words and post it in the comments below.
This week let’s write a new poem— a poem about the state of newness. And it should also be a new poem, don’t just pull one from the archives. That’s the whole point of the Monday Poetry Prompt, after all. Post your newest in the comments below.
This prompt has been scheduled to post at the moment of the December Solstice, the start of winter for the Northern Hemisphere, where most of Living Poetry resides, so this week let’s write a yule poem. Write about the shortest day, longest night. Write about the ancient traditions of yule logs or wassailing. Write about … Continue reading
This week let’s write a present poem. “Yesterday is history / Tomorrow is a mystery / Today is a gift / That’s why I call it / The Present.” I’m sure you can do better than that. Leave a present under the tree in the comments below.
Here’s an easy one. This week let’s write a night poem. So many interesting things happen at night: nightclubs, nightgowns, nightmares. Post your nocturne in the comments below.
I was relieved not to find any mobs with torches and pitchforks outside the Living Poetry skyscraper last week expressing their outrage at my forgetting to post a prompt. There are certainly bigger things to be outraged about these days, global warming, corporate corruption, and the Oxford comma just to name a few, so this … Continue reading