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Poetry Prompts

2013 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 2

Robert Lee Brewer

What’s more challenging than taking that first step? Taking a second step. Let’s keep November going. For today’s prompt, write a “news of the day” poem. The poem should use some sort … Read more

2013 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 1

Robert Lee Brewer

Welcome to Day 1 of the 2013 November PAD Chapbook Challenge! Let’s get some poeming done this month! For today’s prompt, write an appearing poem. This could be a poem about something … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 243

Robert Lee Brewer

We’re two days from beginning the 2013 November PAD Chapbook Challenge! Click here to read the guidelines. As such, this will be the final Wednesday Poetry Prompts post until December 4, because, … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 242

Robert Lee Brewer

For this week’s prompt, write a circus poem. It could be a three-ring circus, media circus, flea circus, or any other interpretation. It could be about people in the circus or those … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 241

Robert Lee Brewer

In case you haven’t seen it yet, I just wanted to share the first blog post review of my debut poetry collection, Solving the World’s Problems. It touches on many of the … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 240

Robert Lee Brewer

For this week’s prompt, take the phrase “If You (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write the poem. … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 239

Robert Lee Brewer

For today’s prompt, write a normal poem. I know that’s kind of a silly thing to ask, but work with me here. You could write a poem that plays with “normal.” For … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 238

Robert Lee Brewer

For this week’s prompt, write an “on the road” poem. It could be an “on the road again” poem, a la Willie Nelson; or it could be a special new trip. Or … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 237

Robert Lee Brewer

For today’s prompt, write an illusion poem. Could be about magic tricks, optical illusions, illusions of character, or wherever you wish to take it. Here’s my attempt at an illusion poem: “When … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 236

Robert Lee Brewer

For today’s prompt, write an appointment poem. Could be appointment as in a meeting time/place–such as a doctor’s appointment or dentist’s appointment–even a date night could be considered an appointment. Or it … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 235

Robert Lee Brewer

For this week’s prompt, write a front poem. Front can mean many things. For instance, a cold front or hot front, front of the house, putting on a front (or disguise/display), storefront, … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 234

Robert Lee Brewer

Today’s prompt is inspired by a speech given 50 years ago today delivered by Martin Luther King, Jr. (Click here to view the speech.) For today’s prompt, write a vision poem. Martin … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 233

Robert Lee Brewer

For this week’s prompt, write a poem about something in the room (or space) you’re sitting. The poem could be about a physical object in the room (or space). It could be … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 232

Robert Lee Brewer

Sorry for the late prompt today. Busy, busy morning. Totally unrelated, I just wanted to share this list of the Top 200 Advocates for American Poetry put together by Seth Abramson for … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 231

Robert Lee Brewer

For this week’s prompt, take the phrase “Holy (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Example … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 230

Robert Lee Brewer

Good morning, poets! I have a couple announcements this morning: First, I announced the the winner of the WD Poetic Form Challenge for the Cinquain yesterday. Click to continue. Second, the results … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 229

Robert Lee Brewer

Sorry for the late prompt this morning. The Brewer family car nearly didn’t start when we took Tammy to the bus stop–so after dropping her off, we took a family trip to … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 228

Robert Lee Brewer

For this week’s prompt, write an old poem. Now, I don’t mean take an already existing poem and pass it off as your own. However, I suppose you could re-write an old … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 227

Robert Lee Brewer

Hello, all! I’m on vacation this week, and I’m determined to do no work (well, almost no work). So in keeping with this week’s plan, here’s today’s prompt… For this week, write … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 226

Robert Lee Brewer

We’re in the middle of summer now. Some heavy summer showers are crashing down right outside my window as I type. It’s a great morning to write a poem. For this week’s … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 225

Robert Lee Brewer

I’ve been busy this week taking a vacation to volunteer with day camp. So I’ve been leading around a bunch of 9-year-old Cub Scouts for 8 hours each day. It’s been a … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 224

Robert Lee Brewer

For today’s prompt, write a sinister poem. The narrator could be sinister, or something sinister could be happening to someone (or something) else. Here’s my attempt: “appearances” not everyone’s who they appear … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 223

Have fun getting wordy in June!

For this week’s prompt, take the phrase “Entertain (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Possible … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 222

Have fun getting wordy in June!

For this week’s prompt, write a child’s play poem. All of us were at one point children. Some of us may be lucky enough to still be children. Certainly, we all know … Read more

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 221

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Over the past weekend, I took Friday off work and “unplugged” myself from nearly all my electronics (except my phone, which I barely used) until Monday night. So four days and four … Read more

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