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National Poetry Month: Writing Prompt #2

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As our celebration of National Poetry Month continues, we’re sharing writing prompts from Choir members & friends to help unlock all that poetic majesty that you have in your brain. Today’s prompt comes to us by way of Choir member Mckendy Fils-Aime:  

30.30 Writing Prompt #2:
Write a letter to a species that has gone extinct.

Feel free to post your poems in the comments!

 

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National Poetry Month: Writing Prompt #1

3030 header 20150331-01As our celebration of National Poetry Month continues, we’re sharing writing prompts from Choir members & friends to help unlock all that poetic majesty that you have in your brain. Today’s prompt comes to us by way of Jennifer-Leigh Oprihory, poet/journalist/editor extraordinaire:  

30.30 Writing Prompt #1:

The prep:

1. Write down 5 words you say far too often. 
2. Write down 5 words you don’t say enough. 
3. Write down the year when you first met the person you are today. 
4. Write down one thing you never got to say to someone else (just the statement — no name or context necessary). 

The rules:

Write a poem using #4 as your title/inspiration, the last two digits of #3 as your line count, end all of your lines on words from #2 and don’t let any words from #1 into your poem.

 
Feel free to post your poems in the comments!
 

FB_IMG_1427989891573Jennifer-Leigh Oprihory is a poet and investigative reporter who splits her time between New Jersey and Washington, D.C. Follow her adventures on Instagram and Twitter, both @jenniferleigho.