Poetry Writing Exercises 430: Monday 1st September

Here are your four poetry exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes per exercise, having a break in between each one or move on to the next. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

433 water 870583Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: kisses, safe, over, calculate, take
  2. Random: begging for less
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monologue Monday: Write a first-person poem – a mouse under the floorboards

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Post-weekend Poetry 123: Throne by Tokoni Uti

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This week’s guest poem…

Originally posted on MorgEn Bailey's Writing Blog:

Tokoni UtiWelcome to Post-weekend Poetry and the one hundred and twenty-third poem in this series. This week’s piece is by poet and novelist Tokoni Uti.

Throne

The silver-laced seat of power sits before the gold-plated crucifix.

The lesser ones sit in duplicates of six.

The stranger scans the room with trained eyes.

And charms the watching audience with precise lies.

His lips quiver in reference to aged symbols.

His fingers circle in adoration of ancient enrol.

He sits steadily in the middle of comfort and torment.

And demands silence in the execution of judgment.

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I asked Tokoni to tell us more about this piece and she said…

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Poetry Writing Exercises 429: Friday 29th August

Here are your four poetry exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes per exercise, having a break in between each one or move on to the next.

429 dragon 758544You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: silence, precious, smile, happy, purpose
  2. Random: an easy decision
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: flower

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Poetry Writing Exercises 428: Thursday 28th August

Here are your four poetry exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes per exercise, having a break in between each one or move on to the next.

428 Niagara__Top_of_Horseshoe_Falls 805850You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: crimson, prism, steps, silence, count
  2. Random: needing more
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Thursday Title: Taking Over

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Poetry Writing Exercises 427: Wednesday 27th August

Here are your four poetry exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes per exercise, having a break in between each one or move on to the next.

427 rhino_on_black_bw 876690You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: maybe, fault, day, magazine, electric
  2. Random: the day after tomorrow
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: So about this…

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Poetry Writing Exercises 426: Tuesday 26th August

Here are your four poetry exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes per exercise, having a break in between each one or move on to the next.

426 MIRACLES ROOM 884670You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: change, chance, again, you, one
  2. Random: a new find
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Poster on the Wall

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Poetry Writing Exercises 425: Friday 22nd August

Here are your four poetry exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes per exercise, having a break in between each one or move on to the next.

425 red_coat 860877You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: took, mortgage, both, anywhere, stay
  2. Random: a big decision
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: age

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Poetry Writing Exercises 424: Thursday 21st August

Here are your four poetry exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes per exercise, having a break in between each one or move on to the next.

424 Hungry Giraffe 862185You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: noise, laugh, sob, interrupt, click
  2. Random: sharing a flat
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Thursday Title: Tea and Symphony

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Poetry Writing Exercises 423: Wednesday 20th August

Here are your four poetry exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes per exercise, having a break in between each one or move on to the next.

423 fairground 751796You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: OK, awful, same, lifted, too
  2. Random: since before the wedding
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Do you remember…

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Poetry Writing Exercises 422: Tuesday 19th August

Here are your four poetry exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes per exercise, having a break in between each one or move on to the next.

422 cat 757730You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: cake, birthday, happy, surprise, sweet
  2. Random: a dirty weekend
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Quiet on the Day

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