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In Praise of Patrons

For today’s prompt, write a praise poem. In Praise of Patrons It’s important to find a good patron, one who cares about the Ars Poetica not just if you give good reading and are skilled of tongue. Such is the … Continue reading

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What hasn’t yet been written about my muses’ eyes?

Today, let’s write a poem with the theme of “eye”. What hasn’t yet been written about my muses’ eyes? They are blue as the morning sky or dark as the deepest night. Poetasters, choose one if her hair be flaxen … Continue reading

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Purple Aurora

Let’s try an ekphrastic poem today.   Purple Aurora Northern lights erupt like a baleful purple flame our planet on fire  

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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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Remember when long distance was a thing?

For today’s prompt, write a change poem. Remember when long distance was a thing? I just finished a video call with my parents. I don’t think I ever expected to write that. Remember the video phone booth from 2001: A … Continue reading

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Genealogy

Today is National DNA Day. How about writing a poem about this topic? Genealogy I filled out my family tree like a tournament bracket— and I’m the Champion. My final four grandparents from the sweet sixteen great-greats all precisely aligned … Continue reading

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Gentle is not Weak

For today’s prompt, write a nature poem. -and- For today’s prompt let’s write a gentle poem. Gentle is not Weak How gentle the grass grows, slow yet strong— muscling through pavement cracks to strain for the sun. The loudest silence … Continue reading

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Sociophobia

For today’s prompt, take the phrase “Social (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Sociophobia Even before social distancing if I saw someone from … Continue reading

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Eventide

My fellow Living Poet Chris Abbate held a germination workshop tonight, so I present one of the poems I wrote there as today’s poem-a-day. Eventide The setting sun light glints off the bottom of pine needles as I walk off … Continue reading

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Sonnet for the Future

For today’s prompt: Write a love poem and/or… Write an anti-love poem. Sonnet for the Future Leave me alone, my love, let me write this final poem, seal it in a time capsule for archaeologists to unearth so the distant … Continue reading

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