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Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 541

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 autumn poem.

For today's prompt, write an autumn poem. Pretty straight forward today, because yesterday was the first day of autumn. Write about the foliage, the hayrides, the lengthening evenings, the pumpkin-everything. Love it, hate it; fall is upon us (in the Northern hemisphere).

Remember: These prompts are springboards to creativity. Use them to expand your possibilities, not limit them.

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Poem your days away with Robert Lee Brewer's Smash Poetry Journal. This fun poetic guide is loaded with 125 poetry prompts, space to place your poems, and plenty of fun poetic asides.

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Here’s my attempt at an Autumn Poem:

“falling for fall”

break out the mums & apple cider
as the sun sets sooner & sooner
mowing the lawn for not much longer

& will we trick or will we treat
as we harvest something to eat
waving farewell to summer's heat

beneath the full autumnal moon
that always seems to pass too soon
reflecting our fall seasonal swoon

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