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Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 618

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 escape poem.

For this week's prompt, write an escape poem. Last week, we wrote confinement poems. This week, let's take it back the other way and focus on our escapes, whether they're physical escapes, mental escapes, or poetic escapes. Let's escape together!

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 an Escape Poem:

“tonight,” by Robert Lee Brewer

someone left the door slightly ajar
& i think it's a sign for everything
to cross the threshold

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