Monday, April 23, 2018

Poetry prompts, Day 25-30.

Day 25: The World's Forgotten Beauty
Day 26: It Is Not Easy
Day 27:Write a list of distractions, and go from there.
Day 28: You are here, but where would you rather be?
Day 29: Someone left Something on your porch. You didn't see
it at first. Then, you did.
Day 30: Who knows about the Odds?

Hope these prompts triggered some surprises for you!

Happy Spring!

Poetry Prompts Day 17-24

Day 17:  You're on your own.
Day 18: Lost and Found poem. Where did I put _____?
Day 19: Begging the Question: Create a poem using "Because" as the first word for each end-stopped line. 
Day 20: The Parting
Day 21: Keep Moving
Day 22: What is Gentle?
Day 23: Earth Day: No One Observed It.
Day 24: Ode to an Insect.
Waiting for Spring. Photo K.Iuppa

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Poetry Prompts: Day14-16

Poetry Prompt: Day 14
Focus on Nothing.

Poetry Prompt Day 15
When____ was still in style.

Poetry Prompt Day 16

Enormous Vowels!
Let this poem sing . . .

Friday, April 13, 2018

Poetry Prompt: Day 13

Poetry Prompt Day 13: Write 5 Haiku, using ideas and images from your day.

photo K. Iuppa. Tomatoes from MJ's garden. Yum.

Poetry Prompts Day 10-12

Poetry Prompt Day 10: Write a Triolet, using an adage. Look up adages and pick your favorite one.
1st line is repeated in the fourth and seventh line;
2nd line is repeated in the final line;
and only the first two end words are used to complete the tight rhyme scheme.
Only 5 original lines, giving the triolet an ABaAabAB form. Captial letters indicate repeated lines. (Marna Rossi and Celeste Helene Schantz) I have been having fun with this form. Celeste Helene Schantz presented it in JP's meeting in March 2018. Prior to that workshop, I had written one Triolet. Enjoy.

Poetry Prompt Day 11: Go into a room (messy or neat) write a poem that catalogues what's in the room. This could be a self-portrait or portrait of someone you love.

Poetry Prompt Day 12: Confetti. Freeze frame a celebration. What does it mean to you?

Monday, April 9, 2018

Poetry Prompt Day 9

Poetry Prompt: Day 9
Another poem of "locomotion" or "keep moving" poem Take us on a trip (car, bus, bike, train, jet)to the country, mountains, desert, or city or small town. Pay attention to the way the "road" changes from your starting point to end point. What happens to the landscape. Incorporate color and sound.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Poetry Prompt Day 7 & 8

Poetry Prompt Day 7: Theme: Transient Places.

photo K. Iuppa


Poetry Prompt Day 8: _________ Streets, ______Sidewalks
Fill in the blank.  This can be a title or first line or honky-tonk.


Friday, April 6, 2018

Poetry prompt: Day 6

Poetry Prompt: Day 6
Small World poem. 4-6 lines in that sparkle with linguistic
invention, describe:

1. a rundown house.
2. an old table, desk, bicycle, car or truck.
3. a particular potted plant.
4. someone working in a kitchen or garden.
5 a small incident seen in the street or in a store.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Poetry Prompt: Day 5

Flower Power!

Poetry Prompt: Day 5
One sentence poem:
 That shade of _______________.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Poetry Prompt: Day 4

Poetry Prompt: Day 4. Look around you. Randomly pick 5 objects that are within your reach. Write a memory-based poem using these objects. Any form, any length.
 photo: K. Iuppa

Monday, April 2, 2018

Poetry Month Prompt: Day 3

photo: K Iuppa
Poetry Prompt Day3: Using a photo or your imagination describe a subtle change in a solitary landscape. In this subtle change reveal your wish for the future. Any form, any length.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Poetry Month :Day 2 Prompt

Poetry Prompt: Day 2
Theme: Trouble. include a line from a song or nursery rhyme or adage. Make some trouble: shaken not stirred. Any form, any line length.

photo: K. Iuppa
Happy Easter!

April is Poetry Month!  In the tradition of 30x30, I will post 30 poetry prompts.

Here's Day 1 Prompt:

Listen to a Chris Isaak song (your choice). Write about some kind of weather and  have the word or concept of whether in the poem too.  If it's about love, do not say the word love.  Can be any form, any line length.

Hope this gets you off to a great start!