For today’s prompt, take the phrase "Big (blank)," replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Possible titles include: "Big Bad Wolf," "Big Problem," "Big Top," and/or "Bigger Boat." Think big with this one!
Remember: These prompts are springboards to creativity. Use them to expand your possibilities, not limit them.
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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).
Here’s my attempt at a Big Blank Poem:
Nearly every time I try writing
down a big idea I find that
I want to make it bigger
and bigger until it's
not quite the idea
I started with
and then I