Friday, April 27, 2012
essence, stern, concrete, sorrow, flying ball, shadows, curve, conquer, tangled, contortion, life, worn out, bubble, hula-hoop, neck, root, pressing down,
Thursday, April 26, 2012
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.
Friday, April 20, 2012
“As long as you can find yourself, you’ll never starve.” - Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games
Poetry and Essay prompt: Think about things that fill your emotional hunger. What, besides food, keeps you alive? Free-write a list for one minute. After a minute is up, pick one thing from your list and start an essay or a poem.
Monday, April 16, 2012
To get you started, I will tell you the first word that came to my mind when I saw this beautiful swan was "transformation."
After you free-write your words for one minute, select one of the words from your list to start a poem, story, essay, play, song, etc. Give yourself 7 minutes to go with that and see what you get.
As always, feel free to share a bit of what you end up with in the comments section.