Prompt for a Spring Poem

New month, new theme! April is national poetry month. I decided to combine music and poetry as my theme since aspects of the two arts overlap. I was going to have a prompt for a spring haiku today, but then a poem came to me that was strictly modern, so I settled on a prompt… Continue Reading →

Monday Sparks — Writing Prompts

Applying the idea of writing small to my prompt, I thought of a haiku for the season. I love haiku. I was introduced to this poetic form when I was in sixth grade. I use it as a snapshot — trying to capture a vivid image in seventeen syllables. If you aren’t familiar with haiku,… Continue Reading →

Monday Sparks — Writing Prompts

To celebrate┬áNational Poetry Month, most of the posts this month will be about poetry. To learn more about how to celebrate, check out the site for National Poetry Month. Your spark is to share any poem you have written. Here’s mine. It’s a haiku that a character in my novel writes. The rain pours and… Continue Reading →

Monday Sparks — Writing Prompts

I had never heard of tanka, a form of Japanese poetry, until I read this article on Almost an Author. It is a five-line poem, the first three containing the same syllables as haiku: 1st line — five, 2nd line — seven, 3rd line — five. The fourth and fifth lines of a tanka poem… Continue Reading →

Limerick Prompt

Because it’s National Humor Month and Nation Poetry Month, I wanted to combined the celebrations into one prompt and decided on a limerick prompt. Then I discovered I can’t write limericks. Haiku, yes. Acrostic poems, yes. Limericks–I can do the first two lines and get stuck. Here’s the limerick I started that was inspired by… Continue Reading →

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