“Form It” is a poetry prompt that focuses on exploring our topic through form poetry. The prompt includes recommendations for each form’s best use! This time, we’re going to “form” a mountain.
The picturesque structure and symbolic passages of mountains and valleys in poetry goes back to antiquity. In part, the poet lives by a code of paying attention. Think of the simple beauty that others sometimes miss in nature. Let it inspire you and write some poetry with us.
Some of the very first complex human societies began here. This week’s poetry prompt asks you to imagine yourself as a natural trough in the earth— a valley. Join us, animate yourself into the hollow of a sloping river valley, and create poetry.
Take a mountain pilgrimage with us and see how a few beat poets spent time at a beloved mountain. Grab your hiking boots and a pencil, and write some poetry in the serenity of mountain air.
Pick your chair, have a seat and write some poetry with us about life around the family table. There are plenty of stories to share.
There are no deeper family ties than that between a mother and child. This week’s poetry prompt invites you to read poems from the perspective of an adult child yearning to be rocked to sleep once again; and the perspective of a mother with grown children, enchanted by memory. Let these poems inspire you to write your own poetry about the family ties of motherhood.
Our fathers are an important part of who we have become. This is not lost on poets, as many have written poems on fatherhood. Come along with us and read some poetry about fathers, then write your own heartfelt or hilarious poem.
Siblings have their own system of organization and some argue that it shapes many of their characteristics. Consider this an opportunity to have fun and write some silly sibling poetry. We won’t tattle on you.
Looking at Robert Frost’s poem “Mending Wall,” we’re creating our own poetic take on the act of mending walls. Come write with us!
“Form It” is a poetry prompt that focuses on exploring our topic through form poetry. The prompt includes recommendations for each form’s best use! This time, we’re going to “form” a simple veil.
Settled in the crevices of brick and mortar, there are poems. Written on walls in Europe and here in the States, poetry lives and breathes in cities and villages. Join us and learn a little about wall poems and where you can find some. You can even write your own wall poem.
This week’s poetry prompt asks you to imagine yourself as a division of space— a wall. Join us, animate yourself into the geometry of a wall, and create poetry.
Join us as we explore the poem “Lift Not the Painted Veil Which Those Who Live” by Percy Bysshe Shelley. Think of a response to his message and write it as a poem.
If you’re running low on limerick ideas, then look no further than the always enchanting animal kingdom. Come write with about your pets (or the circus) with us!
While we are often audience to the peculiarities or bizarre habits of the relatives, an opportunity to write a limerick about them might only come once in a lifetime. Here’s your chance.
From its boisterous beginnings, the poetic form of the limerick lends itself to all kinds of unseemly possibility. Here’s your opportunity to be just a little undignified and write an irreverent limerick. Join us!
When you’re in need of a good, hearty laugh, look no further than the limerick. With its catchy meter and rhyme, the limerick is fun to read and easy to memorize. Join us and write some laughable limericks!
Our ghosts have taken a journey. Let’s not miss the opportunity to lean in and listen to (and tell) their stories. In the process, we may learn something about ourselves.