Prompts Hour Ten

Text Prompt

Write poem about any holiday in December/early January.

Contributed by Nancy Ann Smith.

Image Prompt

 

Prompts Hour Nine

Text Prompt

Take a common saying like “To get lost is to learn the way” or “Don’t count your chickens before they hatch” or “This too shall pass,” as the basis of writing a poem. 

Contributed by KV Adams.

Image Prompt

Prompts Hour Eight

Text Prompt

Try and condense the plot of a book, any book, into a poem. It can be very direct and recognizable, or abstract and obscured.

Prompt contributed by Evelyn K. Parrish.

Image Prompt

Prompts Hour Seven

Text Prompt

Write a poem exploring the word normal. It could be in the context of pre-pandemic life and the present, how normal needs to be better,or about how normal has always been different within your family. Any interpretation or interaction with the word normal, works as a response to this prompt.

Idea contributed by Shirley Durr.

Image Prompt

Prompt Hour Six

Text Prompt

Write a poem about walking without ever using the world walking in it.

Or

Listen to the song at the link and write with it playing, or after it has played.

Second prompt contributed by Bhasha Dwivedi.

Image Prompt

Prompt Hour Five

Text Prompt

You find a time capsule buried in the backyard of your new home (or anywhere else, depends on you). What’s in it? How old is it or its probable story is up to the poet.

Contributed by Bhasha Dwivedi.

Image Prompt

Prompts Hour Four

Text Prompt

Grab a book from your shelf. Read the last line in it. You have to use that line as the first or last line of your poem (with credit). If you don’t have any books near you load this page, and scan down till you find the right one.

Image Prompt

Prompts Hour Three

Text Prompt

Write a poem that repeats the same line three times, and then end on a variation of the repeated line. It could be a little different, or vary different, depending on what serves the poem best.

Image Prompt

Prompts Hour Two

Text Prompt:

Use one of the following titles as a jumping off point:

The Joy of Unseen Things

The Dog

Island

Long Run at Dawn

Coffee & Change

Image Prompt:

Prompts Hour One

For the first time ever we’re trying something a little different this year. The first prompt every hour will be text based (with occasional variations), and the second, if you scroll down, will be image based. You can choose either prompt or not use prompts at all (or only sporadically). All images are either taken from unsplash, or contributed by a poetry marathoner with credit.

Text Prompt

Write a poem about something ending. It could be a relationship, a stage in life, or the apocalypse. The details are up to you.

Image Prompt