April update (for those interested): Poems are off with the screening readers.
For this week’s prompt, write a loss poem. If that doesn’t work for you, feel free to write a lost poem. Or write a lost poem filled with loss. Prompts are just sparks; the fire burns where it will.
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Here’s my attempt at a Loss Poem:
there’s no moon over kentucky tonight:
someone stole it
& left a note
that it won’t be coming back.
Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community, which means he maintains this blog, edits a couple Market Books (Poet’s Market and Writer’s Market), writes a poetry column for Writer’s Digest magazine, leads online education, speaks around the country on publishing and poetry, and a lot of other fun writing-related stuff.
When he experiences loss, his first impulse is–as with most things–is usually to write. And he’s the author of Solving the World’s Problems.
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Find more poetic posts here:
- What Is the Value of Poetry?
- 2015 April PAD Challenge: Next Steps.
- Kristina Marie Darling: Poet Interview.