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Wind, What's Your Name?

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Poetry Prompt: Wind, What’s Your Name?

21 Comments 23 March 2015

There are names for each bluster, gust, & breeze that blows through nearly every corner of the world. Capture the wind, name it, & write a poem. Join us!

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wind, air, breath

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Photo Play: Air, Breath, Wind

32 Comments 09 March 2015

Everything needs a little room to breathe. Join us as we explore air, breath, wind. It's time for Photo Play!

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Bread, Pastries, and Pies

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Bread, Pastries, & Pies: Photo Play 2

36 Comments 19 January 2015

Explore the Photo Play 2 contributions from our community. Share your made-from-scratch poem inspired by all the different Bread, Pastries, & Pies you see.

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Bread, Pastries, & Pies

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Photo Play: Bread, Pastries, and Pies

50 Comments 12 January 2015

Food photography can be poetry for the eyes, especially when its Bread, Pastries, & Pies. Join us as we pass around the baked goods. It's Photo Play time!

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Make Me Laugh

Blog, Funny Poems, Haiku, Haiku Poems, poetry prompt, poetry teaching resources, writing prompts

Make Me Laugh Poetry Prompt: Hilarious Haiku

51 Comments 29 December 2014

The simple structure of haiku lends itself to a lot of witty potential. Join us for our Hilarious Haiku poetry prompt, write a funny haiku and share it!

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Growth Rings

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Whittles and Wood Poetry Prompt: Growth Rings

29 Comments 24 November 2014

Growth rings are the well-kept journal in the life of a tree. Join us for our Whittles and Wood poetry prompt and write a poem — the glimpse of a year.

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A Ticket to Anywhere

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Trains and Tracks Poetry Prompt: A Ticket to Anywhere

5 Comments 27 October 2014

See the world through the window of a train. Don't forget to bring your notebook, there's poetry waiting to be found along the rails in this week's poetry prompt.

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Train Tracks Train Poems

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Photo Play 2: Trains and Tracks Prompt

10 Comments 20 October 2014

Over here, there is no right or wrong side of the tracks. Explore the Photo Play contributions from our community & share your train-inspired poem with us.

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Ballads, Strange and Silly

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Poetry Prompt: Ballads, Strange and Silly

21 Comments 22 September 2014

Outrageous stories can be found within a ballad's rhyme. We think a little nonsense is good for the child in all of us. Be a part of our silly poetry prompt

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A Ballad to Remember

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PhotoPlay and Prompt: A Ballad to Remember

18 Comments 08 September 2014

A timeless ballad can spark a memory. A song can whisk a listener back, & for a moment rewind the clock. Join our PhotoPlay & show us a ballad to remember.

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the ballad

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The Ballad: Poetry Prompt and Playlist

27 Comments 01 September 2014

Our new playlist and poetry prompt pays homage to the timeless ballad. Listen along to our inspired tunes and let it bring out your inner troubadour.

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the one that got away

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Poetry Prompt: The One That Got Away

35 Comments 25 August 2014

Our poetry prompt beckons you to gather among friends at the Tweetspeak Bait and Tackle. We're spinning tales about the catch we just couldn't hold on to.

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Gone Fishing

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Gone Fishing: Poetry Prompt and Playlist

23 Comments 04 August 2014

We've got a roundup of the [mostly] happy songs in our new Playlist. Catch a listen, put up the "Gone Fishing" sign and cast a line or two of poetry with us.

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Dog Adventure

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Poetry Prompt: Dog Adventure

24 Comments 23 June 2014

It's not just a poetry prompt — it's the pet door to an adventure. Journey along as we live vicariously through dog tales of excitement and suspense.

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