Category Archives: Poetry Prompts

Poetry Prompt 65 – Handwriting

Today’s prompt is to write a poem which considers handwriting You might like to consider: What does handwriting tell us about someone? Is handwriting important in the age of computers? What is your own handwriting like? How do you feel … Continue reading

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Poetry Prompt 64 – Random Word

Today’s prompt is to write a poem which starts with a random word – generate your word by clicking here. You might like to consider: What were your first thoughts upon seeing your word? Should your word dictate the central … Continue reading

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Poetry Prompt 63 – One word per line

  Today’s prompt is to write a poem which has only one word per line (this is a specialism of WBdeeJay who inspired this prompt) You might like to consider: What should form the topic of your poem? Should the … Continue reading

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Poetry Prompt 62 – Holding Hands

Today’s prompt is to write a poem in which hands are held You might like to consider: Who is holding hands with who? Why? How does it make each of the people feel? How would they feel without the hand … Continue reading

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Poetry Prompt 61 – Holiday

Today’s prompt is to write a poem which describes the perfect holiday You might like to consider: Should you describe a holiday you’ve been on or a dream you harbour? Where would your perfect destination be? Why? What would you … Continue reading

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Poetry Prompt 60 – Sixty

Today’s prompt is to write a poem which contains exactly sixty words You might like to consider: How should you form your poem – e.g. ten lines of six words etc? Should you refer to the number sixty in your … Continue reading

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Poetry Prompt 59 – Letter

  Today’s prompt is to write a poem in which someone receives a letter You might like to consider: Who is the letter from? Who is it to? What news does it contain? How does the recipient respond to this … Continue reading

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Poetry Prompt 58 – Unlikely Haiku

Today’s prompt is to write a Haiku which celebrates the beauty of something which is not generally considered beautiful. You might like to consider: Should you choose something living or something inanimate? Is there something you find a hidden beauty … Continue reading

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Poetry Prompt 57 – Happy Sad

Today’s prompt is to write a poem which explores how it feels to put a brave face on things You might like to consider: Why do we pretend to be happy when we’re sad? Does it help us to feel … Continue reading

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Poetry Prompt 56 – Sliding Doors

Today’s prompt is to write a poem which reflects on how very different someone’s life might have been if a tiny thing had happened differently You might like to consider: Who should you write about? Should you tell a true … Continue reading

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