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Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 612

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 open poem.

For today's prompt, write an open poem. The poem could be about an open door or window. It could cover a tennis or golf open. Be about a diner that's open late at night or an open-ended question. This week's prompt is definitely open to interpretation.

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 an Open Poem:

“leave the door open,” by Robert Lee Brewer

leave the door open
at your own risk
because an open door
lets in the weather
& the elements & all
earth's little creatures
searching for a place
to just exist

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