Sonnet – A Gift

Prompt 24, Hour 24 Write a poem about a gift, real or imagined, fantastical or boring. *** Sonnet – A Gift 2020©DSCoremans My most expensive item of foot wear Happens to be a pair of leather shoes Not black, or brown; but reds, and greens,…

Sestina – Imaginary

Prompt 23, Hour 23 Home stretch now! Write a poem about an imaginary pet or person. The poem can be from your perspective, the perspective of a neutral third party, or from the perspective of the imaginary pet or person themselves. *** Sestina – Imaginary…

Haiku – Feather

Prompt 22, Hour 22 You are almost there. I’m sorry, this is the hardest part, but I think it’s time for another image prompt. Please choose one of the following images and write a poem inspired by it. All but the second image are from…

Villanelle – Sleep

Prompt 21, Hour 21 Write a poem about what you are longing for most right now. *** Villanelle – Sleep 2020©DSCoremans I don’t know how I am still awake; long ago did I desire sweet sleep. The fog from my brain I’m trying to shake;…

Cinquain – Helios

Prompt 20, Hour 20 Because it’s probably very dark out right now for most of the participants, the prompt for this hour is to write a poem involving light of any kind, from the sun, to a lamp to a candle. *** Cinquain – Helios…

Sonnet – Bigger

Prompt 19, Hour 19 This prompt is based on an idea from Danielle Wong. Below are two images of a Siphonophore Apolemia. It is an animal that actually is made up of hundreds of animals that clone themselves; the scientists had thought that together they…

Free Verse – Holiday At Home

Prompt 18, Hour 18 Write a narrative poem set during a holiday. It could be a poem based on your own lived experience or it could be an imagined event. A narrative poem is a poem that tells a story, but the story does not…

Diamante – Current/Outdated

Prompt 17, Hour 17 Write a poem about a form of technology that is obsolete or is headed that way. The technology could just be referred to in passing, like a telephone booth, or it could be a CD that is the focal point of…

Free Verse – A Word I Will Not Say

Prompt 16, Hour 16 Write a poem about love, without ever using the word love in it. *** Free Verse – A Word I Will Not Say 2020©DSCoremans I said it; long before him. An accident, words I did not mean to say. Just three…

Villanelle – First Flight

Prompt 15, Hour 15 There are very few poems about air travel, even though there are a lot about driving, train travel, and subway commuting. Your prompt this hour is to write a poem about a plane trip. *** Villanelle – First Flight 2020©DSCoremans The…

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