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Last Slice of Life

Thirty poems in thirty days, hope you’ve enjoyed my work this National Poetry Month. For today’s prompt, write a closing time poem. Or another way of coming at this prompt is to write a poem in which something is coming … Continue reading

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Notes from Underground

For today’s prompt, write a response poem. Respond to whatever helps you get your poem written, but my thought is that you should respond to one of your poems from earlier in this challenge. Notes from Underground (in response to … Continue reading

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Whoops Wave

For today’s prompt, take the phrase “(blank) Wave,” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Possible titles include: “Tidal Wave,” “Next Wave,” “Friendly Wave,” “Heat … Continue reading

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Pon Farr

For today’s prompt, write a story poem. Think of a story, could be a long, complicated, winding story, but for a poem, it may make more sense to make it a short, direct story. Pon Farr My friend should have … Continue reading

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Frost on Dead Leaves

Image prompt from Suzanne Olivante which combined nicely with the Poetic Asides prompt: For today’s prompt, write a relationship poem. Of course, there are human relationships, but there are also plant-animal relationships, animal-animal relationships, and even mathematical relationships. Good, bad, … Continue reading

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Petrichor

For today’s prompt, pick an intriguing and/or seldom-used word, make it the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. If you have a limited vocabulary, try out brabble, dandle, feracious, impavid, lippitude, or vulgus. Or pick up a … Continue reading

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Cavern of Green

Credit Suzanne Olivante for the image below which prompted the poem. Further inspiration from Robert Frost’s Nothing Gold Can Stay to which the first line alludes. Cavern of Green Frost’s first green surrounds me like a cavern of gold with … Continue reading

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Arc Welding

For today’s prompt, write an action poem. So many actions are available to the poet: singing, running, clapping, working, and–umm–poeming. Yes, there’s a world of possibility today–all ready to act.   Arc Welding Unlike kissing sparks should not fly while … Continue reading

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Reporting live from…

Here’s the poem from last Saturday’s prompt. Now we’re even, twenty-two poems in twenty-two days with eight to go. For today’s prompt, write a report poem. I know, I know: Writing a report sounds about as far away from poetry … Continue reading

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Squash Blossoms

For today’s prompt, pick a plant, make it the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Pick a favorite vegetable or fruit, a flower, a tree, even a shrubbery. Squash Blossoms Why don’t we make bouquets of squash … Continue reading

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