Poetry Challenge #7

Mixing it UP

For today’s challenge, look around your space and pick out two completely different objects (or people). Write a poem that begins with the differences between the two, and end by exploring how they are the same.

Set the timer for 7 minutes
Start writing!
Don’t think about it too much; just do it.

Write a poem, paragraph, or story. If the prompt moves you, follow it. If it sparks something else, go with it! Our 7-Minute Poetry Challenge is not about writing great poetry; or writing what is expected; it’s not even about writing anything good. It’s about one thing, writing IT!

And, if you do join us in the 7-Minute Poetry Challenge be sure to let us know by posting the title, a note, or if you want, the whole dang poem, in the comments!

This prompt comes from my friend Kelly’s blog with permission. Be sure to check over there for more about why she chose this.

Poetry Challenge #6

This one is easy! It’s all about YOU!!

I am the one who…
Write a list poem. What is it you do? What makes you you?
Think about the things you do in your spare time. Think about the things you have to do. Think about what you wear, or eat, or read, or sing, or…anything.
You can start each line with “I am the one who…” or “I am…” or when you really get going you can connect the lines with “and”. Whatever you do, have fun!

Remember the rules:
Set the timer for 7 minutes
Start writing!
Don’t think about it too much; just do it.
If the prompt moves you, follow it. If it sparks something else, go with it! Our 7-Minute Poetry Challenge is not about writing great poetry; or writing what is expected; it’s not even about writing anything good. It’s about one thing, writing IT!

And if you try this, be sure to let me know in the comments! Or, if you’re really daring, put your poem in the comments!

Poetry Challenge #5

What’s That Noise?
Take a walk—around your house, a store, the school, or your neighborhood.
Write a poem about it. But, rather than focusing on what you see, focus on what you hear.
Extra points for using an onomatopoeia—or a few. In case you forgot: that’s a words that sound like the sound of the object it’s describing.

You know the drill:
Set the timer for 7 minutes
Start writing!
Don’t think about it too much; just do it.
Write a poem, paragraph, or story. If the prompt moves you, follow it. If it sparks something else, go with it! Our 7-Minute Poetry Challenge is not about writing great poetry; or writing what is expected; it’s not even about writing anything good. It’s about one thing, writing IT!

Visit Kelly’s blog to see a sample poem that uses sound and to find out what part of her book NOT NORMAN is the favorite of 2-3 year olds.