Friday, November 12, 2021

Bespoke Poetry, take 2

It's been a great practice to do a daily writing challenge to prompt words. The subconscious is a funny thing. For me, writing is a process of inviting my back brain to make connections and take me places I never would have found otherwise. But I have to trick it to come and play. Having a group of words tossed at me has been a great way to get connected to my deeper self. 

Here are some of the recent pieces and the words that inspired them. When I've finished a month's worth of prompts, I'm thinking of putting them together in a free downloadable ebook file. Stay tuned!


Prompt words: summer, (bummer), runner, gunner, sinner, dinner

Prompt words: swerve, atoms, dogs, rain, pockets, bead

Prompt words: eclipse, sharp, marble, soar, whisper, bright

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  1. My goodness, Lisa! These are excellent. The one from 11/10 took my breath. You hit on all my tender spots -- the coming of winter, dead flowers, crows...I love these prompt poems.

    1. Thank you so much! They have been exactly what I've needed to help me find my way back to a writing discipline.