Poetry Challenge 2012

2012 April PAD Challenge: Day 7

Wow! Somehow, we’re already a week into this year’s challenge. That seems impossible, but we’re there. For today’s prompt, write a poem describing a scene in which two or more people interact without speaking. Such moments happen every day. Some are happy; some are sad; and some are angry. Here’s my attempt: “Where...

2012 April PAD Challenge: Day 6

I hope the challenge has been giving you plenty to write so far. I can’t believe I’m already 6 poems deep into April (and today’s poem is probably my favorite up to this point). For today’s prompt, write a hiding poem. You could be hiding. Someone else could be hiding. Something...

2012 April PAD Challenge: Day 5

For today’s prompt, write a poem about something before your time. Maybe it’s a certain time in history. Or a type of music. Or a story that was shared by friends or family–before your time. Here’s my attempt: “A Stroll Through Oakland Cemetery” Each mausoleum and tombstone hides away countless stories....

2012 April PAD Challenge: Day 4

For today’s prompt, take the phrase, “100% (blank);” replace the blank with a new word or phrase; make the new phrase the title of your poem; and then, write your poem. Example titles might include: “100% Beef,” “100% Cotton,” “100% Awesome,” “100% Etc.” Here’s my attempt: “100% Poem” Start with an...

2012 April PAD Challenge: Day 3

For today’s prompt, there are actually two options, because it’s Tuesday, which means a “Two for Tuesday” prompt. They are: Write an apology poem, or… Write an unapologetic poem. Your choice. You can be sorry–or not. Or write about someone who is sorry–or not. Here’s my attempt: “I Am Really Sorry”...

2012 April PAD Challenge: Day 2

We got off to a fast start yesterday, which is great! Now, let’s jump into Day 2. (Also, if you left any comments that needed moderated yesterday, they should now be approved.) For today’s prompt, write a visitor poem. The poem can be from the point of view of a visitor–or...

2012 April PAD Challenge: Day 1

And so it begins! Today is the first day of the 5th annual April PAD (Poem-A-Day) Challenge on Poetic Asides. I can’t believe we’re turning five! For today’s prompt, write a communication poem. The communication could be dialogue between two (or more people); a postcard correspondence; a letter; a voicemail; a text message;...

2012 April PAD Challenge: Guidelines

Okay, I’ve been meaning to make this post all month, but I’ve been waiting to get it perfect. There’s no better way to delay a project than trying to make it completely perfect. So I’m just going to post the guidelines the best I can and then make edits as needed....