Monthly Archives: June 2014

Poetry Writing Exercises 386: Monday 30th June

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.

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  1. Keywords: leading, failed, shown, janitor, basket
  2. Random: the dark kitchen
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monologue Monday: Write a first-person poem – done it years ago

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Poetry Writing Exercises 385: Friday 27th June

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: century, queen, same, like, brilliant
  2. Random: first time in charge
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: fantastic

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Poetry Writing Exercises 384: Thursday 26th June

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: ball, trying, finally, played, two
  2. Random: losing again
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Thursday Title: Eight

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Poetry Writing Exercises 383: Wednesday 25th June

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: misunderstanding, stupid, actually, accurate, messy
  2. Random: not last night
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: In English

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Poetry Writing Exercises 382: Tuesday 24th June

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: Italy, smile, promise, serious, again
  2. Random: the same day over and over
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Ridiculous

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Poetry Writing Exercises 381: Monday 23rd June

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: melody, harmony, symphony, sympathy, George
  2. Random: here we go again
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monologue Monday: Write a first-person poem – bored of the World Cup

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Poetry Writing Exercises 380: Friday 20th June

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: three, Rosemary, years, music, fifth
  2. Random: disliking nostalgia
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: unique

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Poetry Writing Exercises 379: Thursday 19th June

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: Peter, school, mother, blue, experience
  2. Random: a departmental meeting
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Thursday Title: Unknowing

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Poetry Writing Exercises 378: Wednesday 18th June

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: looking, television, after, furious, heart
  2. Random: go along with
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: I’ve got a friend…

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Poetry Writing Exercises 377: Tuesday 17th June

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: arts, Baxter, joined, immediately, applied
  2. Random: mooching around
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: In Charge

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