Tuesday, November 30, 2010

nov 30


Here are today's two-for-Tuesday poetry prompts:

Write a lessons learned poem. Could be lessons learned by the narrator or someone (or something) else.

Write a never going to learn poem.

Monday, November 29, 2010

nov 29: next steps

"For today's prompt, write a next steps poem. This might be a good opportunity to try writing a list poem. Or it might be a good time to write about your future plans. It might even be a good chance for you to write about spiral staircases. Who knows?"

Sunday, November 28, 2010

nov 28

"If you're feeling worn out by poeming this month, don't worry: We're completing our fourth week of prompts today. Only two days left after today's poem, so dig deep and try to get those last few amazing lines.

For today's prompt, write a "what really happened" poem. Use a real event (or an event from a popular movie) and spin it in another direction. Or use an event described in one of your poems earlier this month and spin it in a new direction. Or refute something that was never even in question. Or just poem any way that you can, because we're almost to the finish line."

nov 25: animal poem

For today's prompt, write an animal poem. Your poem can mention an animal in its title or somewhere in the body of the poem. The animal doesn't have to be the main focus of the poem, but your poem should mention an animal somewhere in it. For instance, my poem from yesterday would've counted, because it mentioned a blue jay. However, I've written a new poem for today (as you should too).

nov 26: on the run

For today's prompt, write an "on the run" poem. You can decide who or what is on the run and what might be causing them to run. For myself, I had to link today's poem to my poem yesterday. But you can run in any direction you want.

nov 27: blame the...card tricks

write a poem that blames something...

blame the participle
blame the rolling stones
blame the aliens
blame the broken toilet handle
blame anything

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

spaces nov 24

For today's prompt, write a spaces poem. Your poem could involve white space, outer space, inner space, a parking space, the space between one day and the next, or something other type of spacing. Allow yourself enough space to play around.