2019 April PAD Challenge: Day 16

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Time for our third Two for Tuesday of the month! Pick one prompt or use both…your choice!

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  1. Write a catch poem. Catch a cold, a ball, a fish, or someone's eye.
  2. Write a release poem. Release your anger, a ball, a fish, or someone's head (from a head lock while wrestling, of course).

Remember: These are just matches meant to spark your creativity; you can catch and release your fire wherever you wish.

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Poem Your Days Away!

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Online poetry prompts are great! But where can you get your poem fix when you unplug? The answer is the Smash Poetry Journal, by Robert Lee Brewer.

This book collects 125 poetry prompts from the Poetic Asides blog, gives poets plenty of room to write poems, and a lot of other great poetic information. Perfectly sized to carry in a backpack or purse, you can jot down ideas for poems as you’re waiting in line for a morning coffee or take it to the park for a breezy afternoon writing session (or on a bus, at a laundromat, or about anywhere else you can imagine–except under water, unless you’re in a submarine or a giant breathable plastic bubble).

Anyway, it’s great for prompting poems, and you should order a copy today. (Maybe order an extra one as a gift for a friend.)

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Here’s my attempt at a Catch and/or Release Poem:

“catch & release &”

& if you catch me
please let me go
so you can catch me
again

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Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community and author of Solving the World’s Problems (Press 53). If you throw a Frisbee in his direction, he'll probably catch it. Follow him on Twitter @RobertLeeBrewer.