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30 Poetry Prompts for the 2022 April PAD Challenge (Plus, Your Favorite Poem)

Find all 30 poetry prompts for the 2022 April Poem-A-Day Challenge in this post. Plus, share your favorite poem from the challenge in the comments.

Find all 30 poetry prompts for the 2022 April Poem-A-Day Challenge below. I will link each day back to the original post with a super concise prompt. Just click the link if you need more guidance or ideas on how to come at the prompt.

Also, poet Bruce Niedt suggested sharing your favorite poem from April in the comments as well, which I think sounds like a great idea.

Happy poeming!

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The Complete Guide of Poetic Forms

Play with poetic forms!

Poetic forms are fun poetic games, and this digital guide collects more than 100 poetic forms, including more established poetic forms (like sestinas and sonnets) and newer invented forms (like golden shovels and fibs).

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30 Poetry Prompts for the 2022 April PAD Challenge!

Day 1: "F" Title Poem
Day 2: Second Chance Poem
Day 3: Smell Poem
Day 4: Catch Up Poem
Day 5: Make Sense and/or Doesn't Make Sense Poem

Day 6: "(blank) in the (blank)" Poem
Day 7: Abundance Poem
Day 8: What They Never Tell You Poem
Day 9: Breaking Poem
Day 10: Taste Poem

Day 11: Power Poem
Day 12: Counting and/or Not Counting Poem
Day 13: "How to (blank)" Poem
Day 14: Scary Poem
Day 15: Patience Poem

Day 16: Touch Poem
Day 17: Mad Poem
Day 18: "We (blank)" Poem
Day 19: What's There and/or What's Not There Poem
Day 20: Six Words Poem (content, double, guide, meet, pump, suit)

Day 21: Sound Poem
Day 22: Organism Poem
Day 23: Conspiracy Poem
Day 24: Superhero or Supervillain Poem
Day 25: Response Poem

Day 26: Love and/or Anti-love Poem
Day 27: Remix Poem
Day 28: Sight Poem
Day 29: "The Last (blank)" Poem
Day 30: Moving On Poem

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And for fun, here's my favorite poem from April 2022:

"finches," by Robert Lee Brewer

light as a feather
i fly to the window
to find a flock
of fair weather
friends flipping
upside down for
their fair share
of seeds from their
bright yellow feeders

(Be sure to include your own favorites in the comments below.)

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