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Monday Poetry Prompt: Idioms

This week let’s write a poem based on an idiom. Take an idiom like “beating a dead horse”, “easy as pie” or “wild goose chase” then expand upon it poetically, maybe even improve upon it. Preach to the choir in the comments below.

Monday Poetry Prompt: Extraneous

This week let’s write an extraneous poem. I am of the opinion that a poem should have the precise number of words required, no more, no less, but we can still write about the extraneous things cluttering our lives. Post your hat on a cat in the comments below.

Monday Poetry Prompt: Unacceptable

This week let’s write an unacceptable poem. The poem itself needs to be acceptable, assuming we want to get published, but the subject does not. Post your unacceptable response in the comments below.  

Monday Poetry Prompt: Late

This week let’s write a late poem. As an habitually early person, it shames me to be a day late with the prompt. Forgive me by posting a poem in the comments below.

Monday Poetry Prompt: Limitless

This week let’s write a limitless poem. There are lots of limits placed on us during our daily lives but there are no limits in poetry. Post your rebellion in the comments below.  

Monday Poetry Prompt: Rudiments

This week let’s write a rudiments poem. We all have skills in poetry, in addition to many other areas, so write about those necessary basics needed to do what we do, whatever that may be, cooking, swimming or even writing. Post your elementary response in the comments below.

Monday Poetry Prompt: Molt

  This week let’s write a molting poem. Have you ever wanted to shed your skin like a snake or slough off your exoskeleton like an insect? Would it hurt or be cathartic or both? Post your leavings in the comments below.  

Monday Poetry Prompt: Elated

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.

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