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Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 569

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 "In the Name of Blank" poem.

For today's prompt, take the phrase "In the Name of (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: "In the Name of Love," "In the Name of Poetry," and/or "In the Name of Chocolate Pie."

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 In the Name of Blank Poem:

“in the name of origami,” by Robert Lee Brewer

fold me into an airplane
& send me soaring
across the room

or turn me into a star
& hang me on walls
around your room

crease me into a creature
& forever fix
me in your room

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