Monthly Archives: August 2013

Poetry Writing Exercises 170: Friday 30th August

Here are your four poetry exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one.

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  1. Keywords: wish, promise, didn’t, glass, red
  2. Random: police
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: square

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Poetry Writing Exercises 169: Thursday 29th August

Here are your four poetry exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one.

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  1. Keywords: restaurant, believe, warn, danger, laugh
  2. Random: psychic
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Thursday Title: Prophecy

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Poetry Writing Exercises 168: Wednesday 28th August

Here are your four poetry exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one.

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  1. Keywords: unhappy, lived, hospital, moment, walk
  2. Random: offer
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: My father was…

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Poetry Writing Exercises 167: Tuesday 27th August

Here are your four poetry exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one.

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  1. Keywords: spin, dizzy, paint, catch, yellow
  2. Random: fragile
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Safe

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Poetry Writing Exercises 166: Monday 26th August

Here are your four poetry exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one.

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  1. Keywords: mosaic, crumble, yell, wobble, twist
  2. Random: horseshoe
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monologue Monday: Write a first-person poem – walking along a hilltop

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Lugano Summer

Another poem by Christopher Farley…

My Words, My World

The heat
The sultry heat
Humidity
Show humility
When my temper frays
And my patience craves
The rain
The wind
And the cooling
Of my soul
The summer lust
The heat-filled dusk
The night
The tortured night

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Become

Just one of many poems on Christopher Farley’s website…

My Words, My World

Here am I
Who am I
In the mirror
My eyes
The eyes of someone
I no longer know
The eyes of someone
Who no longer shows
A light
A smile
I revile, myself
And who I’ve become
No longer one
Who was someone
To care
To share
To bare his soul
Insomnia has left a hole
But hope will not desert me.

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Poetry Writing Exercises 165: Friday 23rd August

Here are your four poetry exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one.

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  1. Keywords: conscious, fluid, short, anyway, before
  2. Random: full throttle
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: trance

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Poetry Writing Exercises 164: Thursday 22nd August

Here are your four poetry exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one.

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  1. Keywords: quotation, leaves, better, all, point
  2. Random: delectable
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Thursday Title: This is what it feels like

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Poetry Writing Exercises 163: Wednesday 21st August

Here are your four poetry exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one.

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  1. Keywords: struck, quality, especially, Shakespeare, uncertain
  2. Random: mystery
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Without fact or reason…

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