Time to get back into our weekly Wednesday Poetry Prompt groove. If you still haven’t submitted up to 5 poems for the April PAD Challenge, click here to read the guidelines on how to make that happen. There’s only a little more than 14 hours left!
For this week’s prompt, write a poem about why you started writing poetry. You can be literal, or you can create an elaborate myth. You can be very specific, or you can be vague.
Here’s my attempt:
Push a pen to paper
and expect it to bleed
because that’s what happens
when she catches your eyes
like fireflies in a jar
she keeps under the sink
where no light can escape
and the pipes drip slowly
with careful abandon.
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Want to publish your poetry? Check out these resources:
- Get Your Poetry Published (On Demand Webinar)
- 2010 Poet’s Market, edited by Robert Lee Brewer
- Digital Download of How Do I Publish My Poetry?, by Jane Friedman