Blackout – National Poetry Month April 15 2020

Today’s poetry prompt is: Let’s write a blackout poem. Here is what it is from one of the experts Austin Kleon

If you have a newpaper, magazine, something with writing, you can create a blackout poem. You could even create a collage.

Here is one I created a good while ago while at the coffee shop.


I took this and wrote a little more:

separate thinking

although different styles play

we all want something

The form I used was senryu. Not all people write an edited poem from their blackout and one of the beauties is to find a way to make it stand alone. Either way it is a win!

Show me your blackout poetry or just write and share! It’s all good!

And to give props to other sources: Robert Lee Brewer’s Poetic Asides



Mirrors – National Poetry Month April 13 2020


round gray framed mirror
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For today’s poetry prompt let’s try a mirror poem. This can be a reflection or perhaps something on your mind, a point of view; Are you seeing changes or seeing some things you like seeing in the mirror? So many possibilities!

Also, there is Robert Lee Brewer’s Poetic Asides and NaPoWriMo to choose from, among the many choices.

Hope you stop by and share some poetry!

mirror fragments on gray surface with the reflection of a person s arm
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Ekphrastic Poetry National Poetry Month April 13 2020

close up photo of flowers on a person s left foot
Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Pexels.com

Today’s poetry prompt is to write and ekphrastic poem. To learn about what this means you can go to this link Poetry Foundation In this case, let’s take a look at the above picture and write a poem about whatever comes to mind while you look at this. It’s an interpretation of sorts.

Please be sure to share.

Also, there are other resources to include Robert Lee Brewer’s Poetic Asides and NaPoWriMo.



Word it Out – National Poetry Month April 11 2020


Greetings! I hope you all are having a fantastic National Poetry Month! So, today we will have a Word it Out! You can select each of the words to put all in one poem or write more than one or just pick the ones you like. It’s all up to you!

Be sure to share what you come up with!

There are also many other choices for prompts. You might want to check out Robert Lee Brewer’s Poetic Asides or NaPoWriMo!

Have a great Saturday!!


Color My World – National Poetry Month April 10 2020

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Greetings Poetic Warriors! It’s Friday and Day 10 of National Poetry Month. That makes 10 days of writing poetry and 1/3 of the way to the end. I’ve been having fun, but also challenged with the prompts. This picture up there is one from maybe last year or before.

For today’s prompt let’s write a colorful poem. It could be a poem about a certain color, color in general, a favorite color, what color means to you, etc. The blue sky is the limit, even if you paint it green! As we are getting close to weekend, let’s hop to it!

There are several other prompt sources and here are two: Robert Lee Brewer’s Poetic Asides and NaPoWriMo.

Looking forward to seeing your poetry in comments!