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Poetry Prompt #4

Write a poem that centers around a food, a plate of food, a dish, whatever makes your stomach growl! Maybe even write it from the food's point of view!

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Poetry Prompt #3

Write a poem with mixed languages, or a poem written in a nonsense language.

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A Quick Hello

He presses his lips together,
teeth hidden by such thin skin.
Have you ever been in a conversation with
a person who smiles too much?
The eyes,
they never relax into the pillowing cheeks.
It's unsettling. I can't
look at it
or smile back.
My eyes scrape the table and his scrape me and
that Elmer's smile defeats everything a writer stands for.


I feel like the beginning could be stronger. Anyone else have this experience?

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Poetry Prompt #2

Write a poem in which you are addressing an item of food.

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Poetry Prompt #1

Write a poem about an animal, mineral, or vegetable contemplating the sunrise or sunset.

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Comment to this entry with any suggestions for a weekly prompt! Ideas are welcome from both poets and readers.

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1. Use the tags when submitting poetry. For those submitting to a prompt, use the tag that is the round number, the #submission tag, and the #poetry tag. For those submitting independent of any prompt, use the #indie and the #poetry tag.

2. Please indicate the title of your poem in the subject. Leave it to the tags to indicate what your prompt is.

3. LJ cut after the first stanze or the first ten lines of your poem. If your poem is a prose poem, please LJ cut the entire piece, and indicate that under the cut is a prose poem.

4. Discussion of your writer's process are welcome at the end of the poem. You are allowed to ask any question of your readers, and it may promote commenting.

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