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Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 544

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 hunting poem.

For today's prompt, write a hunting poem. A hunting poem could be about hunting animals, sure. But don't limit yourself to shotguns and bows and arrows. Rather, think about other ways to hunt, including hunting for the perfect birthday present, a missing sock (or shoe), and/or the right words to say.

I hope everyone returns next week for another prompt and in November for our 13th annual November Poem-A-Day Chapbook Challenge.

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 Hunting Poem:

“For the hunt”

He says it's mostly for the hunt--
these frequent trips to the thrift store
in search of some forgotten want.
He says it's mostly for the hunt
through objects abandoned like runts
of the litter to be adored.
He says it's mostly for the hunt--
these frequent trips to the thrift store.

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