Against the prevailing winds, this week let’s write an elated poem. It’s still important to be able to write even when you’re not feeling it so let’s try to focus on something good, really good, a memory or a hope for the future. Post your joy in the comments below.
This week let’s write an angry poem. Anger is a reasonable reaction to the injustices of the world so let’s put some in verse and post them in the comments below.
This week let’s write a belief poem. You could describe something you believe in fully or how it felt when you learned the truth about Santa Claus. Post your creed or screed in the comments below.
This week let’s write a kinfolk poem. Last Thursday saw the birth of my latest cousin-grandniece, my father’s brother’s son’s son’s daughter. We’re all related by blood to other people. We might not know them, we might not like them but they’re there. So post your “thicker than water” poems in the comments below.
This week let’s write a name poem. JeanMarie forwarded me this video by Auntie Laurel. While it’s designed to teach elementary school kids poetry, she offers an interesting prompt around the 2:45 mark to write a poem with your name as a metaphor. My only extension of the prompt is that it doesn’t have to … Continue reading
This week let’s write a sleep poem. It could be a lullaby or a lament for lost sleep. Just write something and don’t forget to post it in the comments below before nodding off.
This week let’s write a lament. With the current pandemic, I think we’re all grieving something, whether it’s a loved one or just the loss of what we considered normal life. Of course, laments have been written for millennia, we don’t need a virus to feel loss. Post your lamentation in the comments below.
Yesterday’s Poetic Asides’ April Poem-a-Day Challenge Prompt by Robert Lee Brewer: For today’s prompt, write a moment poem. The moment could be this very moment in time. Or pick a moment from your past and dive into it. It could be a huge moment or event in your life (or the life of another). Or … Continue reading