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Every Wednesday, Robert Lee Brewer shares a prompt and an example poem to get things started on the Poetic Asides blog. This week, write an…

Every Wednesday, Robert Lee Brewer shares a prompt and an example poem to get things started on the Poetic Asides blog. This week, write an outdoors poem.The commenting on the new site is now functional. If you haven’t yet, go to Disqus to create a free new account, verify your account on this site below (one-time thing), and then comment away. It’s free, relatively easy, and the comments (for the most part) don’t require manual approval like on the old site.For today’s prompt, write an outdoors poem. The poem could be about something that happens outdoors. Or it could be a wish to do something outdoors. Of course, poets can also write an ode to the “Great Outdoors,” but I know more than a few folks who aren’t huge fans of getting out into nature. So an anti-outdoors poem is definitely a possibility as well.*****Play with poetic forms!Poetic forms are fun poetic games, and this digital guide collects more than 100 poetic forms, including more established poetic forms (like sestinas and sonnets) and newer invented forms (like golden shovels and fibs).Click to continue.*****Here’s my attempt at an Outdoors Poem:“PSA: To Each Their Own”Getting outside is easy to dounless you’re an animal at the zoo,a person suffering from the flu,or someone receiving a big tattoo.But that new tattoo just might portraya kangaroo making his getawayby jumping a fence on Saturdaywhile sneezing into a perfect soufflé.And if that seems a bit too silly,remember animals prefer to beout where the wind and the air is freeand the sun delivers vitamin D.So if there’s a message to confide,one message by which we could all abide,it’s that its okay to want to hideand also all right to get thee outside.

 

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