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Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 617

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 confinement poem.

For this week's prompt, let's write a confinement poem. Recently, I had to quarantine because of testing positive for COVID, but there are many other possibilities for confinement: Being grounded, serving a prison sentence, or writing about an animal in a cage. Of course, there are many other interpretations of confinement, so I don't expect you to confine your creativity to my few confining examples.

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.

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Here’s my attempt at a Confinement Poem:

“boxed in,” by Robert Lee Brewer

i used to think outside the box
but then i got vertigo
so i climbed into the box
and now there's nowhere to go

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