Monday Sparks — Writing Prompts: Christmas Haiku

sunrise-w3850768_1280I haven’t had a poetry prompt in awhile, so here’s one for Christmas Haiku. My haiku has seventeen syllables but not in the correct lines. Instead of lines of five, seven, and five syllables, I  have lines of five, six, and six syllables. But I thought the lines worked better than way.

When darkness descends

And seems to have no end,

The Son will rise again.

If you’re inspired, share below!

Monday Sparks — Writing Prompts: Poetry Everywhere and Anywhere

fantasyw-3792552_1280Where do you find inspiration for poetry? Nature ignites my creative spark as well as holidays and season. Also, things that annoy me. My poem for July was born from the way extreme summer weather seems to exist just to test humans.

If you find you are running out of inspiration, check these ideas in a post from Almost an Author. Two ideas that snagged my attention are describing a color — one of my favorite books on poetry is Red Sings from the Treetops, which describes the season in color — and personifying a disease. I can picture a cold as a guest who drops in unexpectedly and won’t leave.

What sparks ignite your poetry?

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