tonyv Posted May 28, 2009 Share Posted May 28, 2009 Here is a list of prompts to help with ideas for new poems. This idea was conceived by Goldenlangur to encourage writing in the Prose forum. Golden has suggested that the prompts could also be useful for writing poetry, so they will appear here in the Playground. When posting a poem that was inspired by a prompt as a new topic in the Poetry Playground, please put the name of the prompt and the date, like this -- 19.2.8 - Musty boxes of memories -- after your title. Of course, you are also free to post the poems elsewhere on the board in accordance with the rules stated in the Welcome section … I've linked some of the poems inspired by these prompts. If you choose to use a prompt from this page, let Tinker know and she will link your poem to the appropriate prompt also. This way we inspire each other. All Night Soldier's Bride The first time It Came Down Stone Bridge Devil's Bridge Feverish Slumber Aftermath Etched Crystal Vase Rim Breaking Free In denial Contours The moment Memory Letting go Secret garden A miracle Never again Never knowing. Winter sun Feverish dream The parasite Fencing off Fencing Off Fog Forgotten Melody. The Last Boat. Fishing Lake Powell Persimmon Buds Blue Bell Woods Nesting Birds Easter New Wool Lambing 2019 #12 haiku Rite of Spring Kite Festival Mask Dances fiesta Empty Page Chance Meeting Unfathomable Untimely Reunion Sting in the tail Pageant Aberration Pollywog Apple Blossoms Hummingbirds Last Snow Accursed. Horizon Closure Cacophony Dilemma Eclipse Limpid Paradise Sunless Sky Empty Promises (inspired by Aleksandra's poem) Recurring Dream Face to Face Facetime Last Train Your Eyes. Spring Moon Renewal Sanctuary Unknown Last Call Unfinished Self-hypnosis Talisman Quarantine Wing print Sanity The Past Bi-polar Metamorphosis Choice Silence No Words Sentences --These too can be used for poems: Crossing the threshold I... What do I know? Through the open window... Another visit ends... Blinking in the sunlight... The braille of your body... Musty boxes of memories .. You were the only one ... If you knew then... Whenever I pass this way... In the shadows I saw... Not for the first time Sometimes it's best to. Waiting for you to... Sometimes I wonder … In my headlights... When the rains came What is he doing at …. Her warm breath is... Through the flowers they... On the first Spring dawn... He coaxes from the ... In lapis waters Tanka #1 Forever in doubt …. If only she had... At the bar he saw.. Through a shattered windscreen ... The sounds before I sleep …. If nothing works …. The phone rings and ... Last time you said... Holding hands we.... I saw a face at the upper window... With unsteady hands he peels away. However hard I try... She and I are tethered to.... Beyond the hills there... Over time one gets to... When the time comes.... I remember the places... It wouldn't be logical... Conversations in restaurants... Up the road the neighbors are... It's not easy to... There are several mirrors... Do dreams hold the key to... When did I last hear... Unwittingly I disturb... Is it indolence, ennui or something else which... Lost for words.... Where in the world.... Driving away from... He picks up a string of wooden beads... Somewhere in the building a voice calls... It wasn't supposed to... I collided with ... For a long time it seemed... This was the first.... Looking around to park the car I... So far, these Prompts have all been from Goldenlangur, but moderators are encouraged to contribute to the prompts in this thread, below this line ... Quote Here is a link to an index of my works on this site: tonyv's Member Archive topic Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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