Poetry Prompt 17 – A Set of Instructions

write a poem which provides a series of instructions

 

Today’s prompt is to write a poem which provides a series of instructions about how to do something.

You might like to consider:

  • Should you try to make something unexciting poetic e.g. how to make a marble cake, or should you take a looser stab at the brief and e.g. provide instructions on how to live a happy life?
  • How detailed should your instructions be?
  • Should you choose something you’re familiar with or learn about something new as you’re writing your poem?
  • Should you use an existing set of instructions as the basis for your poem?
  • Should you try to make your instructions accurate so they could be followed or is this unimportant to you?
  • Should you try to inject sarcasm or humour by using particular viewpoints when writing your instructions?

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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6 Responses to Poetry Prompt 17 – A Set of Instructions

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  2. CC Champagne says:

    Great prompt and could have done more with this, but needed to get today’s writing out of the way so I can (hopefully) make myself useful for once: http://ccchampagne.wordpress.com/2014/05/17/roadmap/

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  3. wbdeejay says:

    Oh this was fun, flowing, quick poetry. A theme close to my heart.
    https://avulnerablespace.wordpress.com/2014/05/17/some-assembly-required/

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