Poetry Challenge #45

Pure Magic

Magic! Do you believe in magic? I do. How else do you explain the unexplainable?

#1 Think a moment about Magic!
#2 Jot down words & images that comes to mind related to Magic!
#3 Use words from your Magic List to create a Pyramid Poem.

What’s a Pyramid Poem?

A Pyramid Poem is a type of concrete poem. It starts with one word on the top line. The second line has two words, three words on the third line, four words on the fourth line, and so on. The lines are centered above each other so they create a pyramid shape on the paper. Pyramid Poems do not have to rhyme (but they can), nor do the number of syllables matter.

To create the shape, a pyramid poem must have at least 3 lines . . ..

If you are up for a challenge, try using the words “Pure Magic” as the second line of your Pyramid Poem! Abracadabra!

Set the timer for 7 minutes.

Start writing!

Don’t think about it too much; just do it.

*Kelly Bennett and I began this 7-Minute Poetry Challenge over 850 days ago. We now take turns creating our own prompts to share with you. If you join us in the 7-Minute Poetry Challenge let us know by posting the title, a note, or if you want, the whole poem in the comments.

Poetry Challenge #44

Here’s a Neat Idea:

Sometimes all you need to write a poem is something to get you started. A number, a color, a word, or a phrase.

For this poem, begin with the phrase “Here’s a neat idea:” and write. You could be talking to yourself about something you’ve done or that you want to do. You could be talking to someone else about something you want them to do. You could be talking about something real or imagined. Whenever you get stuck, write the phrase again and see where it takes you.

Set the timer for 7 minutes.

Start writing!

Don’t think about it too much; just do it.

*Kelly Bennett and I began this 7-Minute Poetry Challenge over 850 days ago. We now take turns creating our own prompts to share with you. If you join us in the 7-Minute Poetry Challenge let us know by posting the title, a note, or if you want, the whole poem. Scroll down and click on the comments!

Poetry Challenge #43

It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s…

There are days when I really need a superpower. Today is one of those days. I’m thinking you might wish you were a superhero too, sometimes.

Since Superman, Wonder Woman, Catboy, Flash, Batman & Robin are taken, we’re going to have to create other…better! Interesting! (Useful, at least) Superhero personas of our own.

Unfurl those capes, don those masks and let’s get to it!

If you could be a Superhero what would your super power be?
Would you be a Spidey who scaled walls and swung from web?
Would you be a super jumper or super strong?
Could you make yourself invisible, super small, or giant, or green?
Just as Superman fears Kryptonite, every superhero has a weakness, what would yours be?
Best, how would you use your super powers?

Set the timer for 7 minutes.

Start writing!

Don’t think about it too much; just do it.

*Kelly Bennett and I began this 7-Minute Poetry Challenge over 850 days ago. We now take turns creating our own prompts to share with you. If you join us in the 7-Minute Poetry Challenge let us know by posting the title, a note, or if you want, the whole poem. Scroll down and click on the comments!