Monthly Archives: April 2014

Call it a Day (Poem-A-Day 30!)

For today’s prompt, write a “calling it a day” poem. Some people might call this “Miller time,” others may refer to it as “closing time.” Just remember: Don’t call it a day until you put it in a poem. Call … Continue reading

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My Lady Hawk (Poem-A-Day 29)

The final Two-for-Tuesday prompt for this month is: Write a realism poem. A poem that is rooted in the real world. Or… Write a magical poem. A poem that incorporates magical or fantastical elements. Or write like Gabriel Garcia Marquez … Continue reading

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Settle In (Poem-A-Day 28)

For today’s prompt, write a settled poem. Settled can be a good, relaxing thing; settled can be an accepting something that wasn’t your first choice thing; settled can be coming to a stop; settled can be pioneers in a strange … Continue reading

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Monsters (Poem-A-Day 27)

For today’s prompt, write a monster poem. There are the usual suspects: zombies, vampires, werewolves, and mummies. But monsters can take any form and terrorize a variety of victims. So have fun playing around with this one, because we’ve only … Continue reading

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Water and Wine (Poem-A-Day 26)

For today’s prompt, write a water poem. Life depends upon water, so there are any number of ways to write this prompt. A few thoughts that jump to mind include pollution, rising water levels, hurricanes, fracking, and more. Water and … Continue reading

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The Last Straw (Poem-A-Day 25)

For today’s prompt, write a “last straw” poem. Everyone encounters situations in which they decide they’re not going to take it anymore (whatever “it” happens to be). It could be a loud noise, an abusive partner, someone taking the Pop … Continue reading

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Tell It To Your Mother (Poem-A-Day 24)

For today’s prompt, take the phrase “Tell It to the (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write the poem. Possible titles include: “Tell It to the … Continue reading

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I want to live underground (Poem-A-Day 23)

For today’s prompt, write a location poem. Location could be physical–like the laundromat, a public park, a glacier, flying saucer, etc. Or location could be emotional, psychological, metaphysical, or some other kind of word that ends in -al. Or surprise … Continue reading

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Slouching Towards Oligarchy (Poem-A-Day 22)

Today is a Tuesday, and you know what that means: Two for Tuesday Prompts! Write one, write the other, and/or write both! Write an optimistic poem. The glass is half full. Write a pessimistic poem. The glass is half empty. … Continue reading

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Back to Basics (Poem-A-Day 21)

For today’s prompt, write a “back to basics” poem. For me, back to the basics means jumping to the fundamentals. Maybe it’s me re-learning (or practicing) fundamentals–like running or writing–but it could also be a child learning how to tie … Continue reading

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