30 Day Poetry Challenge – Day 16: Too Hard – What kind of poem is too hard to write? A love poem? A sestina? A poem about a subject you’ve been avoiding? Write a hard poem. Don’t worry about perfection … Continue reading
30 Day Poetry Challenge – Day 15: Peeve Therapy – Think of an annoyance you harbor against someone in your life. Maybe it’s a passerby, a co-worker–maybe it’s a loved one. Write a poem where you confront a petty grudge head on, yet poetically.
You pretend you are always happy,
bouncing around with fake smiles,
throwing confetti on those who pass by.
Don’t let them see you cry
or yell at the clunky rottweiler
who won’t stop barking at you.
You refuse to acknowledge any
of the colors on the other side
of the spectrum.
All of your paintings are
yellow and gold and orange.
Polonius said, “To thine own self be true.”
Use all of the colors available to you.
Day 14: Poetry Graffiti – Write a poem and find a way to display it publicly. Post-it notes, masking tape, sidewalk chalk, or paper and tape are all ways to do this without getting in much trouble. Post a photo … Continue reading
30 Day Poetry Challenge – Day 13: Getting to Know You – Read three poems by a poet you’re not familiar with. Choose one line from each poem and weave them into a new poem. Be sure to indicate and … Continue reading
Day 12: Unwritten – Create and share a poem without using written words. Totally stumped? Sing a song, record yourself speaking your poem, make a series of visual images, use sign language, etc.
Alright so I did cheat a little bit in that I wrote this about six weeks ago. However, I just made the video today so I feel like that still counts.
30 Day Poetry Challenge - Receipt – Locate a receipt that lists more than 3 items. Use each item listed on the receipt as a word (or words) in a line of a poem. Each item should get its own line. … Continue reading
30 Day Poetry Challenge – Day 10: Resonance – Some words have many meanings, like “resonance,” for example. Consult a dictionary for a word that resonates with you and has multiple meanings. Incorporate the definition/s into a poem. You can … Continue reading
30 Day Poetry Challenge - Day 9: Identifying Patterns – Identify a real-life pattern. Bring it to life in the form of a villanelle. Seasonal Shifting Winter brings with her melancholy nights. Sometimes it’s hard for me to recover. Spring … Continue reading
30 Day Poetry Challenge – Day 8: Dream Recall – Think about any dream that you can vividly recall and interpret it into a poem. Funeral for an Indie Rocker The rock star of my adolescence was dead. We all … Continue reading
30 Day Poetry Challenge – Day 7: PostSecret Poem – Share a secret in poem form. If you like, write it on a postcard and send it to community art project PostSecret at 13345 Copper Ridge Rd., Germantown, Maryland 20874. … Continue reading