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Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 610

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 "different way of seeing the world" poem.

Last week, the prompt was focused on writing a world-building poem, and that's inspired this week's prompt.

For today's prompt, let's write a "different way of seeing the world" poem. This could be in response to your world-building poem, for sure, but it could also be about the actual world we're living in. Think about how you usually view the world and try viewing it through a different lens. What do you see? What do you feel? Write it down.

Remember: These prompts are springboards to creativity. Use them to expand your possibilities, not limit them.

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Poem-a-Day: 365 Poetry Writing Prompts for a Year of Poeming, by Robert Lee Brewer

Write a poem every single day of the year with Robert Lee Brewer's Poem-a-Day: 365 Poetry Writing Prompts for a Year of Poeming. After sharing more than a thousand prompts and prompting thousands of poems for more than a decade, Brewer picked 365 of his favorite poetry prompts here.

Click here to learn more.

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Here’s my attempt at a "Different Way of Seeing the World" Poem:

“very different,” by Robert Lee Brewer

when i see a bird
i think of freedom
flight & song

but then my cat
summons birds
through the window

& i am sure he
thinks of something
very different

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