Poetry Prompts

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Monday Poetry Prompt: Service

This week let’s write a service poem. How do you serve your community? There are lots of way to serve and lots of communities to serve. Post your service in the comments below.

Monday Poetry Prompt: Mineral

This week let’s write a mineral poem. There are literally tons of minerals out there to write about and many of them have traditional meanings. Dig deep into our collective unconscious and post the results in the comments below.

January Visual Poetry Prompt

Post you new year’s poem in the comments below.  

Monday Poetry Prompt: Numb

This week let’s write a numb poem. Those who overindulge Tuesday night might find numbness an improvement Wednesday morning but still get some writing done. Post your poem in the comments below and Happy New Year!

Monday Poetry Prompt: Early Bird

This week let’s write an early bird poem. Are you up at dawn, eager to get to work? I’m not. I schedule these posts to fire off at 7am while I’m still nestled all snug in my bed. For extra credit, since Wednesday is a holiday for some, maybe include a Christmas reference even though … Continue reading

Monday Poetry Prompt: Taking

This week let’s write a taking poem. Next week will be all about giving, so let’s focus on its inverse. There are so many things we take: notes, pictures, care, advantage, for granted. Give us your poem in the comments below.

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

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