Poetry Writing Exercises 801: Thursday 11th February

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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.

801 five hand 109840Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: gloves, cold, skip, style, breeding
  2. Random: a luxurious Caribbean surprise
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Thursday Title: Written in Secret

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Poetry Writing Exercises 800: Wednesday 10th February

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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.

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  1. Keywords: money, everything, pile, cross, street
  2. Random: 40% off
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: What he was waiting…

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Poetry Writing Exercises 799: Tuesday 9th February

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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.

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  1. Keywords: association, wood, would, world, word
  2. Random: unemployable
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Job Sure

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Poetry Writing Exercises 798: Monday 8th February

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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.

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  1. Keywords: bike, run, hood, wait, weight
  2. Random: a heavy baby
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monologue Monday: first-person poem about a misunderstanding

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Poetry Writing Exercises 797: Friday 5th February

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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.

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  1. Keywords: kettle, leg, broken, up, only
  2. Random: a funny email address
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: trouble

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Poetry Writing Exercises 796: Thursday 4th February

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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.

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  1. Keywords: easy, curved, straight, happy, now
  2. Random: brighter than expected
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Thursday Title: Far Away from Home

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Poetry Writing Exercises 795: Wednesday 3rd February

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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.

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  1. Keywords: ward, warble, wonder, scratch, go
  2. Random: a new car
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Yes, it’s only…

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Poetry Writing Exercises 794: Tuesday 2nd February

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  1. Keywords: mound, twig, squat, car, green
  2. Random: the Atlantic
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: A Familiar Tune

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Post-weekend Poetry: Anything you can do, Haiku do too!

The first in a short series of short-form poetry…

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Morning. I thought it was high time I put some of my poetry up here so today is the shortest form, working upwards (next week is fibonacci).

http://examples.yourdictionary.com/what-are-different-types-of-poems.html is a great list of poetry forms and says of Haiku…

Haiku is a Japanese form of poetry which is composed of three non-rhyming lines. The first and third lines have five syllables each and the second line has seven syllables. They often express feelings and thoughts about nature; however, you could write a poem about any subject that you would like to in this form. Perhaps the most famous Haiku is Basho’s Old Pond: Furuike ya 
kawazu tobikomu 
mizu no oto

Translated, this poem reads:
The old pond–
a frog jumps in,
sound of water.

Below are some of mine. If you’d like to share yours, please add in the comments box. Thank you!

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Put pen to paper

A twelve-syllable poem

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Poetry Writing Exercises 793: Monday 1st February

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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.

793 dognap 147450Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: hill, stick, cuddle, puddle, huddle
  2. Random: not the end
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monologue Monday: first-person poem about a walking trip

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