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Poetry is…

From Robert Lee Brewer’s Write Better Poetry blog: For today’s prompt, write a metaphor poem. A simile is when something is like a something else (example: I am like a tree); a metaphor is when something is something else (example: … Continue reading

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My Life So Far

For today’s prompt, write an introduction poem. Introduce yourself, introduce a friend, or introduce a stranger. If you don’t wish to introduce yourself, consider writing a persona poem (a poem in which you write from someone else’s point of view … Continue reading

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Pelé and Poets

The email flirts from my inbox unread. A reply from a journal I submitted my best to many months ago. It bats it’s eyelashes and winks, beckoning, begging for my attention, “Open me. I’ll show you everything.” But like a … Continue reading

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Poetry Pandemic

Let’s write a relaxation poem. Poetry Pandemic I remember what it was like before all this started— I’d have dinner then decide if I wanted to write or not. And if I wasn’t feeling inspired, I’d just read or play … Continue reading

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Seven Steps to Writing a Poem

Seven Steps to Writing a Poem Wait one hour after the sun sets. Light two candles, left and right. If your three muses are hanging around send them home. They’ve done their job, now they’re just a distraction. Four mood, … Continue reading

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Duty

Yesterday I hosted a germination workshop for Living Poetry. We had six poets working with eight prompts over two hours. One of the prompts was to write about duty. Duty Even when the words won’t run some days they barely … Continue reading

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