Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 211

Author:
Publish date:

In April and November, the Poetic Asides blog is all about writing a poem each and every day of the month. During the rest of the year, we prompt and poem on Wednesdays.

For this week's prompt, take the phrase "Don't Forget (blank)," replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Example titles might be: "Don't Forget to Leave on the Light," "Don't Forget the Alamo," or "Don't Forget to Enjamb Your Lines." I'm sure everyone will have fun with this one.

Here's my attempt:

"Don't forget to call"

Don't forget to call and hang up
before trying to call again.
Dialing once is not enough--
don't forget to call and hang up.
Make me stand and set down my cup
only to hear the ringing end.
Don't forget to call and hang up
before trying to call again.

*****

Follow me on Twitter @robertleebrewer

*****

The poetic form I used above is a triolet. Explore these other poetic forms on Poetic Asides:

*****

Improve Your Blogging!

Sign up for the upcoming 4-week course Blogging 101: How to Set Up and Effectively Manage a Compelling Blog. The course is led by media guru Dan Blank (of We Grow Media) and teaches writers (and other professionals) how to set up a blog, interact with readers, develop content, create an editorial calendar, and more.

Click to continue.

How to Not Write in the Pandemic, Early Days

How to Not Write in the Pandemic, Early Days

Novelist Rebecca Hardiman gives us an insight into the obstacles that cropped up for writers at the start of the 2020 global pandemic.

7 Tips for Writing Police Procedurals That Readers Love

7 Tips for Writing Police Procedurals That Readers Love

Mystery and crime novelist Russ Thomas explains how best to create a police procedural that will hook your reader and keep them coming back for more.

Poetry Prompt

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 560

Every Wednesday, Robert Lee Brewer shares a prompt and an example poem to get things started on the Poetic Asides blog. This week, write an alien poem.

3 Tips for Writing with a Co-Author

3 Tips for Writing with a Co-Author

Shakil Ahmad provides the top 3 things he learned while co-authoring the book Wild Sun with his brother Ehsan.

Viet Thanh Nguyen | The Committed | Writer's Digest Quote

WD Interview: Viet Thanh Nguyen on The Committed

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen discusses the challenges of writing his second novel, The Committed, and why trusting readers can make for a more compelling narrative in this WD interview.

Dinty W. Moore: Poking Fun at Hell and Dante's Inferno

Dinty W. Moore: Poking Fun at Hell and Dante's Inferno

In this post, Dinty W. Moore shares what inspired his most recent book To Hell With It, what lesson it taught him, why writers should have fun with their writing, and more!

Arisa White: Putting the Pieces Together

Arisa White: Putting the Pieces Together

In this post, Arisa White shares how she was able to piece together her past with her present, how some works freed her to write, and more!

Adapt vs. Adept vs. Adopt (Grammar Rules)

Adapt vs. Adept vs. Adopt (Grammar Rules)

Learn when to use adapt vs. adept vs. adopt with Grammar Rules from the Writer's Digest editors, including a few examples of correct usages.