Poetry Prompts – How to Write a Poem

“A great fire burns within me, but no one stops to warm themselves at it, and passers-by only see a wisp of smoke”
― Vincent van Gogh

Writing Poetry – Inspiration in the Sky. Photo courtesy of PublicDomainPictures by David Green
Writing poetry doesn’t have to be hard. You can make a poetry game out of it.
  • Begin with a noun, something that you enjoy.
  • Write a sentence below it that represents your passion for it.
  • Start each sentence with the last word of the previous sentence.
  • Make your sentences pop with unusual pairings of verbs and nouns.
  • When you feel you’re coming to the end, put the original noun at the bottom.

Like so;

the blood begins to pulse
pulse into a fever of dancing droplets
droplets of desire causing visions
visions of sunset beaches and twilight kisses
kisses that you dream will explode into your belly
belly blazing like an eternal fire
fire flickering and shooting up into the sky
sky swirling and roiling with darkened clouds
clouds magically changing shapes and colors
colors dividing and flying apart into pieces
pieces of your soul flicker into eternity
eternity of words moving and twisting the pages
pages fluttering with tattered edges
edges rounded and sharp bringing you back
back to the words you began with
 Tantalize our senses with your words. Go on, play with your words until you breathe life into them!
We love to hear from you and to read your poems, share your poetry journey and your link in the comments below.


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*Poem by Morgan Dragonwillow originally posted on A Writers Universe for OctPoWriMo 2017

Morgan Dragonwillow, author of Wild Woman Waking & Dancing within Shadow, is a Bodywork transformer, dancing poet, motivator of words, magical instigator, #StoryDam host and creatrix of #OctPoWriMo & #PoetsonthePage.

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