Sometimes a poem comes at you like a fierce wind and sometimes, it whispers softly in your ear.  But there are those times when we stare, wide-eyed and hopeless at the empty page.  The words seem to have deserted us, ideas are off wandering without us, and we ache to write but the slate stays blank.  I found, in my many years of conducting poetry workshops, that sometimes all that was needed, was a prompt, a place to begin, a door to walk through.  So, I’m going to be offering prompts that I hope, like fall winds attacking a willow, will shake loose for you, ideas, images, poetry!

Poetry Prompts

  1. I write…
  2. Inspiration is…
  3. I seek the poem in…
  4. Words come to me as…
  5. Poems are…
  6. Poetry is…
  7. When words fail me, I…
  8. I seek the poem where…
  9. Beyond my mind words swirl like…
  10. The poem begins when…