Our July Challenge:
Turn on the radio to any channel.
Write a poem inspired by the first thing you hear (lyrics to a song, a commercial, etc.)
Post it to your blog, prior to July 26, and include the Tag A and I Poetry Challenge, so that Amanda and I, (the hosts) can find your poem and comment.
Leave a comment on this post to indicate your interest in participation.
The A and I Poetry Writing Challenge has been running for several months and the poetic community grows each month.
(Click Here for a sample)
When formulating your poem, please keep in Mind:
The prompt is merely a suggestion if you need help getting started with ideas.
You may, write about whatever you choose and still tag our A and I Poetry Challenge so that other readers can find your poetry post.
A and I Poetry Challenge Instructions HERE
Read my Submission in my follow up post, tomorrow, together with links to the Poetry participants from the month of June, but first here are some Poetry Writing Tips:
Poetry Writing Tips from Allison
- Don’t overdo prepositions, adjectives, and adverbs.
- Use action verbs, not “to be” verbs
- Help the reader interact with the poem.
- Help the reader relate by focusing on particular objects, not generalizing a type of object (whether the object is physical, mental, or spiritual).
- Find unusual subject matter — a teapot, a shelf, a wall
- Keep a notebook with you at all times so you can write whenever (and wherever) inspiration strikes.
- Sometimes it is a scratching secret, wanting out, wanting to be in the world but held back by fear. Either way there is something about the act of sharing with the world, however big or small that world might be, that completes the creative process.
- If you want to capture a feeling that you experienced, then you don’t need these tips. Just write whatever feels right. Only you experienced the feeling that you want to express, so only you will know whether your poem succeeds.
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