Hello, everyone, and happy Sunday!
Our featured participant today is Colonialist’s Blog, where the poem for Day Eleven rather gently chides the whole idea of the Sapphics prompt, which unfortunately seems to have had more people knocking their heads against their desks than writing!
Today’s featured resource is Poetry Magazine’s National Poetry Month special download – a free digital copy of the April issue of Poetry Magazine, along with a playlist and video to accompany the issue.
And now for our prompt! Yesterday’s was a doozy, so today’s is much more laid-back (and optional, as always). It comes to us from Dr. Cynthia A. Cochran of Illinois College:
Here is a great prompt for anyone who likes to write descriptive prose but shudders at writing poetry–and it really works:
Describe in great detail your favorite room, place, meal, day, or person. You can do this in paragraph form.
Now cut unnecessary words like articles and determiners (a, the, that) and anything that isn’t really necessary for content; leave mainly nouns, verbs, a few adjectives.
Cut the lines where you see fit and, VOILA! A poem!