Poetry Prompt 10 – Use the Rhythm of a Song

write a poem that could be sung to the rhythm of a song you enjoy


Today’s prompt is to write a poem that could be sung to the rhythm of a song you enjoy.

You might like to consider:

  • What song should you choose? It could be anything from a playground rhyme to a pop song.
  • Should the content of your poem be inspired by the original song?
  • Why did you choose this particular song?
  • Does your song evoke a memory you could write a poem about?
  • How does the song make you feel? How do you want the poem to make you feel?

Happy reading, happy writing -and if you do write, don’t forget to post your poem (in full or as a link) in the comments below so we can all enjoy it.

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8 Responses to Poetry Prompt 10 – Use the Rhythm of a Song

  1. CC Champagne says:

    This is NOT going to be easy! *smile* But I love a challenge!


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  3. CC Champagne says:

    Here it is… And my throat is now completely hoarse from trying to sing along… No singer me! http://ccchampagne.wordpress.com/2014/05/10/i-will-help-you/


    • PookyH says:

      You did a great job! I bailed on this one in the end. I was trying to watch the eurovision song contest at the time which made it rather hard to hold a song in my head!


      • CC Champagne says:

        I actually found the lyrics on-line and then counted syllables all the way through (while playing it over and over in my mind to get the intonation right). I’ve never been able to write lyrics to existing music before so this was a great challenge for me, but a very rewarding one too. Thank you for the prompt!


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