Sunday, April 22, 2012

5 Poetry Writing Prompts That Have Helped Me Get Through the National Poetry Month Challenge

"Make the reader believe one impossible thing" produced this poem.

These pictures as prompts led to this.

This poem came from the suggestion:
when I’m on the prowl for inspiration, I visit the Missed Connections section on Craigslist. Posts usually range from idiotic to desperate to hopelessly treacle, but every once in a while, there’s a gem to be found: a sweet, self-effacing recounting of a single moment, a simple memory of days long past, or a single sentence loaded with mystery and intrigue.
"Write a poem with an invented biography for yourself" gave me this.

"A poem about the weather" turned into this.

Hope these help spark a few ideas for you, too.

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