Stream in colour by Roshnii Rose, on Flickr The answer is elephants. Or rather, with today’s prompt, the answer is whatever pops into your head, whether it be pink elephants or something else. Write a stream-of-consciousness poem. One way to do this is simply to begin...Read More
Write a poem inspired by nature. If you like, use one of the traditional forms associated with nature poems, such as the eclogue, haiku and renga. Or write a poem in a form of your choosing. If the weather cooperates, take a few moments outside (or open the window) for inspiration.Read More
Today’s prompt may be something you did during your school days, or perhaps something you’ve never attempted. I once wrote a poem shaped like a tree that won me my first trophy, for winning first place in a poetry contest. More recently, I wrote an inverted pyramid...Read More
Time, time, time keeps flowing, flowing, flowing along. Find out what was going on in the world on a day of importance to you, such as your birthday, the day that you graduated or got married. Use a site like Dates in History or dMarie Time Capsule or The Day in...Read More
Welcome to the weekend! For some, that may mean yet another day of work. For others, it means family or personal time; a time to explore, and to potentially get redirected or even lost. Write a detour poem. This could be a poem that switches between thoughts, or that...Read More
Write a "beautiful stranger" poem about yourself. How might a stranger see you? What would intrigue them about you? This is the sort of poem where it might help to do some free-writing first, or even to ask your friends and family what they see as your best qualities. It can also be a great way to end the work week on a positive note!Read More
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