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Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 528

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

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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Here’s my attempt at a Big Blank Poem:

“Big Idea”

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
toss it
out.

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