poetry prompts

Poetry prompts.

You know what’s great about writing prompts? On those days when you’re feeling uninspired but you want to write, they’re there for you. On days when you want to get your writing practice in but don’t particularly feel like writing, they’re there for you. Writing prompts give you a little push to kick-start a writing session, making it easier to face the ever-dreaded blank page.

I adore poetry. When I first started writing on my own, I wrote poems. The creative freedom and elusive nature of poetry captivated me, and as a music lover, I felt that writing poetry was similar to writing songs. Plus, poetry was a great way to capture and express my thoughts and feelings.

Over the years, I’ve learned that poetry is an excellent way to enrich one’s writing. Whether you’re a copywriter, storyteller, or blogger, the skills acquired through the study and practice of poetry writing will give your work flair and personality.

But where to start? 

Poetry prompts are a great way to spark your creativity, and sometimes they inspire a truly wonderful piece of poetry.




Five Poetry Prompts

There are lots of different kinds of poetry prompts. Today’s prompts are word prompts.

I chose a few poems I’ve written over the years and selected five words from each poem. I thought it would be fun to take apart my art and then send pieces of it out like invitations or building blocks and see what other people would do with them.

It’s simple: you choose a list of words and then use all the words in that list to write a poem. Of course, one poem with all the words from all the lists would be fantastic! Any combination will do, really, so pluck the words from the lists below at will and use them in a poem.

Poetry Prompts #1 Poetry Prompts #2 Poetry Prompts #3 Poetry Prompts #4 Poetry Prompts #5
steel

theory

saving

imitation

chisel

mirror

hazardous

dandelion

famine

committed

tapestry

sings

eye

din

collide

slippery

fantasy

casting

chameleon

lives

deadline

boom

children

shallow

dirt

Do you ever use writing prompts for ideas and inspiration? Do you use them for writing practice? Did any of these poetry prompts inspire you? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment, and keep writing poetry. Creative Writing Prompts

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