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Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 562

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 spring poem.

Before we get into today's prompt, I just want to mention that this will be the final Wednesday Poetry Prompt until May. In April, we'll be doing the 14th annual April poem-a-day challenge (guidelines here), and starting Monday, we'll be doing the 2nd ever April poem-a-day countdown challenge (announcement here). So if you're feeling up to it, start poeming every day on Monday.

For today's prompt, write a spring poem. The first day of spring is Saturday, and I'm seeing all the tell-tale signs of the season around me here in Georgia: flowers blooming, birds twittering, and even bees buzzing. And, of course, we adjusted our clocks this past weekend (still getting adjusted to that).

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 Spring Poem:

“mulch,” by Robert Lee Brewer

every march, i march to the store
& load up on mulch & consider
all the landscape projects i might do
that i rarely do, but still, in march,
there are so many possibilities & the sun's
not too hot yet & even if this year is
like last year there's always next year
& the ones after lined up like trees
that need a fresh coat of mulch,
which may not be much, but it's a start.

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Also, busy week, I recently updated my poetic forms list on the site. Click here to wander through 168 poetic forms for poets.

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