Write a poem every day of April with the 2020 April Poem-A-Day Challenge. For today’s prompt, write a six words poem.
For today’s prompt, write a poem that uses the following six words:
How did I come up with this list? Actually, it’s a tie-in to our Shakespeare Week that starts today, because the Bard is actually credited with inventing all six of these words. Pretty cool, eh? For sestina fans, I kind of intentionally made it six words for a reason. So let’s get writing!
(33 lamentable words coined by William Shakespeare.)
Remember: These prompts are just springboards; you have the freedom to jump in any direction you want. In other words, it’s more important to write a new poem than to stick to the prompt.
Get your poem on with these poetic forms!
In The Complete Guide of Poetic Forms: 100+ Poetic Form Definitions and Examples for Poets, Writer’s Digest’s resident poetry expert and former Poet Laureate of the Blogosphere Robert Lee Brewer showcases more than 100 poetic forms to serve as both an informative resource and inspiration for new writing!
After all, poetic forms are essentially poetic games with rules and guidelines that can help focus poets on how to get from line one to line done. This guide includes those guidelines with an example to help writers visualize how to write their own.
Plus, it offers an incredible mix of the old favorites—like the sestina, villanelle, and pantoum—with more contemporary forms—like the fib, golden shovel, and hay(na)ku.
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Here’s my attempt at a Six Words Poem:
Let’s resolve this moment,
without an embrace or fist
bump to console us
stuck like a fixture in our
lonely vessels of confinement,
to solemnly yawp and howl!
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