Haiku – A Bird

Prompt 10, Hour 10 Please listen to Moonshadow by Cat Stevens (Here’s the handy Youtube link) and then write a poem as soon as the song ends. *** Haiku – A Bird 2020©DSCoremans A bird without wings; would travel south in winter by walking on…

Free Verse – Goldilocks

Prompt 9, Hour 9 Write a poem containing at least five of the following ten words. If you want it can include all ten words. If this prompt seems at all familiar, it is probably because we do it every year, just with different words….

Free Verse – By The Hands of Men

Prompt 8, Hour 8 Emoji Poetry – prompt contributed by Jennifer Faylor Look at these emoji versions of poems and write a poem by translating one of them back into verse. You can deviate from translating at any point if a poem takes off in a different…

Villanelle – Season of the Oft Depressed

Prompt 7, Hour 7 Write a poem titled Season of the (fill in the blank). The fill in the blank could be a reference, it could be an actual season, it could be something abstract, or concrete, anything you want. The key is to write…

Free Verse – My Ideal Day

Prompt 6, Hour 6 Write about your ideal day using only imagery and sensory details. It is fine if it is fragmentary. *** Free Verse – My Ideal Day 2020©DSCoremans My ideal day begins slow, cool air trickles in tracks through open windows forcing out,…

Villanelle – Looking For Love

Hour 5, Prompt 5 Using one or more of these images as a jumping off point, write a poem. All of the images are sourced from Unplash.  *** Villanelle – Looking For Love 2020©DSCoremans I look for love every day In places others will not…

Epistolary – The Beautiful Warrior

Hour 4, Prompt 4 Write an epistolary poem that is a letter from you to someone who has passed and/or someone you have not seen in a long time. *** Epistolary – The Beautiful Warrior 2020©DSCoremans I miss you; but of course that goes without…

The Bop – Black Lives Matter

Hour 3, Prompt 3 The Bop is one of my favorite poetry forms. It’s something I discovered last year during the poetry marathon, although I’m going to warn you, it’s on the longer side. This is the only formal poetry prompt that is part of…

Free Verse (Recipe Poem) – Recipe for Love

Hour 2, Prompt 2 Recipe Poem contributed by Jennifer Faylor Choose something unrelated to food to create a recipe for––joy, a winter holiday, or an ideal lover, anything goes. Make a list of five “ingredients” for your poem. For example: Recipe for Averting Disaster 1….

Sonnet – H. Reese Scott

Hour 1, Prompt 1 Write a poem about a famous woman or an influential woman you know personally. *** Our friendship began with a tight embrace; on arrival her arms enveloped me. She held on so tight I could not break free; yet her hold…

1 3 4 5