poetry prompts

Today’s poetry prompts are for lovers.

Poetry is one of the most magical forms of self-expression. You can express thoughts, ideas, and feelings in a poem that are otherwise difficult, or even impossible, to say in any other form of communication.

And poetry has long been the language of lovers. Millions of writers have used poetry to declare their affections, obsessions, and heartbreaks.

Today’s poetry prompts celebrate lovers and the poems they write.

But Love Poems Are SO Cheesy

It’s easy to scoff at a love poem. Many love poems use the same words, present overly familiar images, and convey similar sentiments. That’s what makes them SO cheesy.




Writing a unique and compelling love poem is always a challenge. After all, the more something’s been done, the more difficult it becomes for anyone to do it well.

Luckily, poetry prompts can help.

Poetry Prompts

The exercise is simple and straightforward. Choose one of the lists below and then write a poem using all the words in the list. If you’re feeling up to the challenge, try to write a single poem using all the words from all the lists, or mix and match words from the lists at will.

I’ve even included some clichΓ© terms for those of you who are fans of cheesy love poems.

See if these poetry prompts don’t bring out the lover in you.

Cheese Please Erotica Obsession Heartbreak Moving On
heart
roses
knees
fire
eyes
dance
kiss
thighs
twisted
stars
nibble
parched
candy
slick
haunt
water
waste
push
chase
parked
monster
long
dream
back
breathing
where
glass
sifts
toes
bright
forget
plant
wiggle
room
floats

Spread the Love

Once you write your little ode to the one you cherish, go ahead and send it–if you dare. You can also post the pieces you write based on these poetry prompts in the comments.

If you have any poetry prompts to share, feel free to post them in the comments!

Creative Writing Prompts

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