Tag Archives: Poem-A-Day

Blame the Dogs

Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that anthropomorphizes a kind of food. For today’s prompt, write a poem using at least three of the following six words. Or go for extra credit and use all six. … Continue reading

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How Full the Air

For today’s prompt (the third Two-for-Tuesday prompt of the month), write a what’s there and/or what’s not there poem. How Full the Air That sunbeam angledin through the window,illuminating joyful moleculeslike constellations in my room. I watched dust motes danceto … Continue reading

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We drink

For today’s prompt, write a We Blank poem. We drink When we’re not inspiredbecause the pinot noiris also blocked We light a candlethe three of usfor atmosphere The flame flickersbut doesn’t have a clueeither so we look From poet to … Continue reading

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Far from the Madding Crows

Another combination of two prompts:For today’s prompt, write a mad poem.Comic artist Lynda Barry, and asks you to write about dogs you have known, seen, or heard about. Far from the Madding Crows There’s a murder of crows conveningoutside my … Continue reading

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An Empty Bottle of Wine

For today’s prompt, write a touch poem. An Empty Bottle of Wine There’s always one more dropafter pouring the final glassfrom a bottle smooth and heavystill chilled from the fridgeas I turn it upside downover my eager mouth I don’t … Continue reading

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A Cheese & Pickle Sandwich for Lunch

Another two prompt combo: For today’s prompt, write a patience poem. What’s your favorite cheese? A Cheese & Pickle Sandwich for Lunch It requires precisionto get cheese to meltproperly in a microwave I’m like Goldilockswithout the blond curlsI want my … Continue reading

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Breaking News

For today’s prompt, write a scary poem. Breaking News My stomach feels like a puddle of still waterdisturbed by the cinematic ripples of dinosaur steps I am that little Ohio boy again in early Springwhen a tornado watch marches across … Continue reading

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How to Bad Luck

For today’s prompt, write a How to Blank poem. Today, in honor of the potential luckiness of the number 13, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that joyfully states that “Everything is Going to Be Amazing.” How … Continue reading

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What’s In Your Go-Bag?

For today’s prompt (the second Two-for-Tuesday prompt of the month), write a counting poem and/or not counting poem. What’s In Your Go-Bag? When a tornado drops from the skyor wildfires breach the fenceor Fascists march door-to-doorlooking for Jews, queers and … Continue reading

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Like my muse.

Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem about a very large thing. Like my muse. Standing on the sidewalk at the foot of the Sears Towerin downtown Chicago, I was a little boy marvelingat looking up nearly … Continue reading

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