Tuesday, 17 April 2018

50 Poetry Prompts to Get You Through National Poetry Month

Poetry comes easier to some than it does others. I'm one of those people who needs a little nudge to get them started. If you are too, this should help.

Here are a few ideas to get your poetic juices flowing this National Poetry Month. They range from simple, to thoughtful, to fun and quirky. If you've got some ideas of your own to share, be sure to drop them in the comments below!


50 Poetry Prompts to Get You Through National Poetry Month

1. write a poem about each of the seasons
2. explore the seasons through the 5 senses
3. write about the life of a flower or tree
4. write a rainbow poem, where stanza is a different color
5. write about the colors as if they were people
6. write a poem about each of the 7 deadly sins
7. write a poem about a lonely monster
8. write about a monster who loves their job
9. write about a forgotten memory
10. write about a half-remembered dream
11. write about a recurring nightmare
12. write about what a nightmare fears
13. write a poem about hope
14. write a poem about fear
15. write about birth
16. write about death
17. wite about the day life and death met
18. write about a reflection that isn't yours
19. share a secret that's not a secret
20. write about a voice you remember
21. write about a voice you can't remember
22. write about a sound you wish you'd never heard
23. write about a sound you wish you could hear again
24. tell the reader about something you lost
25. tell the reader about something you found
26. write about your favourite food without saying what it is
27. write about your favourite food without using the sense of taste
28. write about sadness as if it were a person
29. write about hapiness as if it were a person
30. give the weather a voice
31. share a day in the life of a cloud
32. explain why a thunderstorm is angry
33. paint a famous picture (with words)
34. write a poem about earth
35. write a poem about air
36. write a poem about fire
37. write a poem about water
38. welcome a newcomer to earth
39. write about the inside (from the outside)
40. what does _____ (anger, disgust, fear, happiness, sadness, surprise) taste like?
41. what sound does the sun make?
42. what song does the moon sing?
43. what do the stars dream of?
44. write about a person earning their stripes
45. write a poem about numbers
46. write about home
47. write about leaving home
48. write a poem about someone you love
49. write a poem about something you hate
50. write a poem about poetry

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