Saturday, May 16, 2015

Poetry Prompt #22: A Guided Poem (Summer Style)

Summer is upon us...at least here in the Eastern/Southern hemisphere of the USA.

So rather you live in an area where it's forever Summer, or even if it's still a bit chilly where you are, today we're going to experience some warm weather (at least through our writing!).

This is another guided poem.  You simply read the rules and follow them.  Once you complete them all, you should have a rather interesting little poem about Summer!

1.  Write about warm weather.  Think in terms of nature, summer creatures, steamy summer nights, cook outs, outings on the lake, camping.  Use some specific summer activities like going to the beach, family reunions, 4th of July, and so on.

2.  The weatherman forecasts a thunderstorm, but it hasn't began to rain yet.

3.  Say something about the exact room you're sitting in.  But whatever you say has to remind you of warm weather.  (For example, the room I'm sitting in right now has a porcelain vase with a flower print, an old message in a bottle, and an aquarium)

4.  Tell what day of the week it is.

5.  Include the following words in your poem:  cerulean, home-made, whisper, afternoon.

6.  Use the formal name of a flower.  Any flower.

7.  Your poem must be at least 15 lines.


Most of all, have fun with this exercise!  I always approach guided poems as a word puzzle of sorts, and I love words so it makes for interesting and thought-provoking writing that I might not have thought of otherwise.