Weekly Prompts

Every week, I will post some prompts for us to consider. There are several types of prompts: challenges, short phrases, one word, images, quotes,  poetic forms, or even Hugo Poems (you are given 12 words and must use them in a poem).  These are the kinds I will post here, for you to use as you will. No pressure, only prompts.

These weekly prompts are chosen randomly from a collection I have gathered from many sources.

Week One:
* crisis
* dark clouds
* junk, antiques, old cars, pawned items
* Make a list of ten things/images you have seen in the past 24 hours. Use all of them in a poem.
* “Poetry is a slipknot tightened around a time-beat of one thought, two thoughts, and a last interweaving thought there is not yet a number for. ”  ~Carl Sandburg
* HUGO CHALLENGE: kerfuffle, inchoate, velveteen, petrichor, mourning, verdigris, verdant ( list via Lilah Johnson)

Bonus: use Harry DeWulf’s Random Poetical Form Generator to create “rules” for your next poem. Follow the rules.

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