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Prompt: Epistle

sealed letter – via Flickr An epistle is a letter in verse, usually addressed to a person close to the writer. They are sometimes moral…

Prompt: The Moon

Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madman. – Allen Ginsberg Fly me to the Moon, let me play among the stars Let me see what…

Prompt: On a Walk

There are a lot more places online and in books to find writing prompts than there were when Poets Online first appeared in 1998. What…

Prompt: Summer Haiku

Oiran in Summer Kimono – Attributed to Hosoda Eishi (Japan, 1756-1829) – via Wikimedia While we are on vacation this month, we are offering a…

Prompt: Hopper and Poetry

I have been a longtime admirer of the haiga which combines haiku poems, calligraphy and painting. Haiga (俳画, haikai drawing) is a style of Japanese…

Prompt: What You Missed In School

All of us missed some things when we were in school. Maybe you are still in school. From kindergarten through graduate school, we all have…

Finding Poems in Prompts

Years ago, I was in a haiku workshop where the teacher gave us a find-a-word puzzle as a writing prompt and asked us to look…