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Tag: Poem


That is, unfortunately, not a word that I made up. I thought I was SO CLEVER. Damn you, Google search!

Anyway. Today’s prompt is to write something that is not quite poetry, and not quite prose. Sentences with words chosen because they have a nice sound together, but are not separated into stanzas or verses. Or, they could be… but keep the narrative cohesive. That is to say, separate the sentences into lines, but be able to read them all as one sentence.

Or, of course and as always, feel free to come up with something that I have not outlined here, as long as its in the spirit of the original prompt.



The map of your body

Write a map of your lover’s body, from a character’s point of view, a fictional one point of view, or any other point of view that strikes you, including your own (I’ll never know).

This could be a poem, an actual map, a humorous take on the body of a loved one, or an intimate scene between two people. Take it in whatever direction feels right to you, and post your results!


Finding God

Write a poem about finding God.

Some people think that God is everywhere, and all you need to do to find Him is open your eyes, and see for the first time. That would make a lovely poem.

Or you could write a poem about finding God in a pit stop toilet stall halfway between here and LA. Or you can write a poem about not finding Him at all.  Or about the journey itself.  Up to you, really.

Have fun!

Imitating the Masters

Today’s prompt is to write a poem based off of one of the five parts of “The Waste Land” by T.S. Eliot. You don’t have to have read any T.S. Eliot to participate – in fact, it might be better that way. Even out of context, his words are moving.

Here are the five parts:
The Burial of the Dead
A Game of Chess
The Fire Sermon
Death by Water
What the Thunder Said

What images come to mind? Take a few minutes just to sketch out (in words) what your chosen line makes you feel. Post what you come up with!

Song Poem – the story of a song

Listen to an instrumental piece of music that means something to you. One that really makes you fee something, that you can close your eyes and imagine a scene of what is going on in that music.

Then, as you’re listening, start to write a poem of what that song is saying to you. Write, as a poem, the scene that you imagine when you hear it. Post the link of the song, as well, or at the very least, the title. I’d like to hear what inspired you!