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Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 563

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 after poem.

Back to the Wednesday Poetry Prompts! For our last WPP, we wrote a spring poem (a few days before spring officially started). Now we're charging toward summer!

For today's prompt, write an after poem. The poem could be after a long project (or poetry challenge). Or it could be after a long break (like going 6 weeks without WPPs). Maybe the poem is after lunch, after a breakup (or makeup), after a meeting, or after watching a play or movie.

In poetry terms, it's not uncommon to write a poem influenced by another poet and credit that poet by titling your poem "After (poet's name)." So those are on the table too.

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 an After Poem:

“after kaiju,” by Robert Lee Brewer

there was a big mess
to clean - buildings falling down -
people building up.

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