Thursday, April 26, 2012

Poem in Your Pocket Writing Prompts

Heart Shutters by GenevaLife
Heart Shutters, a photo by GenevaLife on Flickr.
If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.

- Emily Dickinson

HAPPY POEM IN YOUR POCKET DAY!  Today I am happy to offer poem in your pocket poetry prompts and the beautiful poem above by Emily Dickinson.  But I did not forget my fiction writers.  There is a story prompt for you below. 

Enjoy your day and don't leave the house with a poem in your pocket.  Here are some more pocket poems. 

Poetry Prompts: Write a pocket-sized poem of 7 lines or less on any subject, or use the picture for inspiration.


Write a poem that is 10 lines or less that starts with the line
"If I can. . . "

Story Prompt:  Write a scene that is going on behind the shutters in the pictures.  Use only two characters, but they both do not have to be human.


  1. I will have to do something with this...that weathered wood calls to me and reminds me of the derelict farm houses we see around Ontario.

  2. Such an inspiring site! I will follow you and push those creative genes which need pushing.

  3. Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see you here again!


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