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Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 570

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 summer poem.

For today's prompt, write a summer poem. Of course, you get to decide what summer means in your poem. Is it a poem about the beach? Watermelon? Air conditioning? Baseball? Overheating? Violence? There are a lot of ways to spin summer. So have at it!

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 a Summer Poem:

“in the shade,” by Robert Lee Brewer

days spent around the pool are nice
but a shady tree is better
as the burning sun's rays are sliced
days spent around the pool are nice
though a soft hammock will suffice
lounging in the humid weather
days spent around a pool are nice
but a shady tree is better

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