After a month of daily poeming, welcome back to the Wednesday Poetry Prompts! Recently, Dictionary.com dubbed “complicit” the word of the year for 2017. And sometimes, that’s all it takes to prompt a poetry prompt. For today’s prompt, write a complicit poem. Show More Summary
For some reason, I’ve never really thought of collecting all the poetry prompts for these November Poem-A-Day Chapbook Challenges. That changes today! Find all 30 prompts for all 30 days of the November challenge below. I will link each day back to the original post with a super concise prompt. Show More Summary
Today and tomorrow are the final days of this challenge. We’ve got this! For today’s prompt, write a response poem. The poem can be a response to anything–a piece of news, some art, a famous (or not so famous) quotation, or whatever....Show More Summary
I apologize for the late prompt; I got some unexpected news this morning. However, experienced PAD poets probably already knew what today’s Two-for-Tuesday prompt would be. For today’s Two-for-Tuesday prompt: Write a love poem. All you need is love. Show More Summary
It’s funny how much difference one little letter can make in a poetry prompt. For instance, take day 9’s “(blank) of (blank)” prompt. What if we made just one small adjustment? For today’s prompt, take the phrase “(blank) Of (blank),” replace the blanks with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Show More Summary
Only 4 days after today’s poem. Let’s finish strong! For today’s prompt, write a shine poem. People can shine. Shoes can shine. You can shine a light on someone or something. The sun shines; the moon reflects that shine; and so on. Let’s shine through our poems today. Show More Summary
People laugh faster than you.They laugh without thinking about it and they seem easier in themselves, like they were poured into their skin.Not like you.You feel like you're borrowing your skin, waiting for the owner to show up at a party, remember he lent it to you, and ask for it back. Show More Summary
Happy Thanksgiving! Today, I’m thankful for so much. As far as this challenge goes, we can write a poem and be a mere week from completing the poeming portion of it. Hurrah! For today’s prompt, write a preface poem. A preface is a super...Show More Summary
For today’s prompt, take the phrase “(blank) Day;” replace the blank with a word or phrase; make the new phrase the title of your poem; and then, write your poem. Possible titles might include: “Happy Day,” “Sunny Day,” “Thanksgiving...Show More Summary
It’s time for our third Two-for-Tuesday prompt. If you’re new to these challenges, you can pick either one prompt or the other. Or decide to do both. Your choice. For today’s Two-for-Tuesday prompt: Write a construction poem. Construction paper, construction hats, and so on. Show More Summary
Suddenly, we’re two-thirds of the way through this month and challenge. For those of us still poeming, let’s rock these final 10 days! For today’s prompt, write a “what I learned” poem. Funny thing about being human is that we’re constantly...Show More Summary
For today’s prompt, write an abundant poem. There are so many instances of abundance in the world: Abundant sunshine; abundant happiness; abundant evil; and in November, abundant poetry! Master Poetic Forms! Learn how to write sestina,...Show More Summary
Last night, I asked people on Facebook to share songs for writers, including songs about writing, that make literary references, etc. Not related to today’s prompt, but be sure to share with your poems below if you have a favorite or two. Show More Summary
Maybe the world isn’t all good, but if you hold my hand, I can prove to you that it’s not all bad either.There is good love in the hearts of a few, and a few is all you need.
We’ve made it to the Bon Jovi Day of the challenge! That is, “we’re half way there.” For today’s prompt, take the phrase “Stranger (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Show More Summary
For today’s prompt, write an unlucky poem. Whether you believe in luck or not, you can still write a poem about a situation that others might deem unlucky. Master Poetic Forms! Learn how to write sestina, shadorma, haiku, monotetra, golden shovel, and more with The Writer’s Digest Guide to Poetic Forms, by Robert Lee Brewer. Show More Summary
Hate is the only illness you can choose to get better from.
Who are you still competing with in your good heart, and will you really waste your last words on your deathbed to say, "Do you see? I won."
We were walking past the lake, when my reflection took my place.It held your hand and watched you slowly drift away from me.It threw a plate against a wall the night after you left, when it relealised you were never coming back.It drove...Show More Summary
Here’s the final prompt before November, which means we won’t be back on the Wednesday Poetry Prompts until December 6th. That’s because we’ll be poeming every day of the month of November for the 10th annual November PAD Chapbook Challenge. Show More Summary