Monthly Archives: May 2014

Poetry Writing Exercises 365: Friday 30th May

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: emotions, world, work, listener, embark
  2. Random: poem within a poem
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: subtle

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Poetry Writing Exercises 364: Thursday 29th May

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: powerful, content, remarkable, slightly, askew
  2. Random: deliberately artificial
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Thursday Title: An Intensity

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Poetry Writing Exercises 363: Wednesday 28th May

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: true, all, particular, especially, nested
  2. Random: a common event
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: First of all…

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Poetry Writing Exercises 362: Tuesday 27th May

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:  afraid, ignored, risk, unwilling, tough
  2. Random: boiling water
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Poor Creature

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Poetry Writing Exercises 361: Monday 26th May

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: reading, formative, development, 1992, memory
  2. Random: this boy’s life
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monologue Monday: Write a first-person poem – enjoying a book

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Poetry Writing Exercises 360: Friday 23rd May

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: wondering, days, journey, name, ways
  2. Random: can’t stay home
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: roam

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Poetry Writing Exercises 359: Thursday 22nd May

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: four, free, question, describe, official
  2. Random: shouting at police
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Thursday Title: Call Me Quick

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Poetry Writing Exercises 358: Wednesday 21st May

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: Jeans, genes, bend, black, lives
  2. Random: happy for a day
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Hand over hand…

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Poetry Writing Exercises 357: Tuesday 20th May

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: nice, thought, clear, cheat, back
  2. Random: better than before
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Let Me Go

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Poetry Writing Exercises 356: Monday 19th May

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: freedom, million, email, careful, what
  2. Random: genius too young / old
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monologue Monday: Write a first-person poem – thought (s)he was clever

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