Prompts

Everyone needs a prompt now and then.  I’ve collected good ones over the years that I’ll share on posts every Sunday — about 7 each week and maybe a quote for inspiration as well.  I’ll keep them archived here, so if you can’t find one you like, you can scroll down through the kingdom of Prompts-Past.  You’re sure to find something you can use.

Prompts:  May 7-May 13

Witch

Rain

Catch up

Voyage

Jewelry box

Lamplight

Doll

And a little inspiration:  “Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.”  – T. S. Eliot

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Prompts:  April 30- May 6

Portrait

Sunrise

Crazy in love

Ago

Dogwood

Out of breath

Water

And a little inspiration:  “One of the few things I know about writing is this: spend it all, shoot it, play it, lose it, all, right away, every time. . . give it, give it all, give it now.”   – Annie Dillard

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Prompts:  April 23-29

Grace

Madness

Linen

Chance

Blue

April

Train

And a little inspiration:
“Poetry addresses individuals in their most intimate, private, frightened and elated moments…because it comes closer than any other art form to addressing what cannot be said.” —W.S. Merwin

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Prompts:  April 16-22

Spring

River

Silence

Protest

Danger

Forsythia

Bridge over Troubled Waters

And a little inspiration:
“Poetry is a matter of life, not just a matter of language.”  – Lucille Clifton

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Prompts:  April 9-15

Imaginary friend

Tomorrow

Saved by the bell

Midnight

First crush

Truth or dare

Leaving

And a little inspiration:  “A writer is a world trapped in a person.”  – Victor Hugo

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Prompts:  April 2 – 8

Later

Real life

Bedtime

Doubt

Wonder

One more time

Yellow

And a little inspiration:  “A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.”  —W. H. Auden

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Prompts:  March 26 – April 1

Enchanted

Did you know

Tempted

Haircut

Faded

Solitude

Beyond

And a little inspiration:  “Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.” – Louis L’Amour

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Prompts:  March 19 – 25

Scent

The road not taken

What matters

Whisper

Unread

What was in the letter

The last time

And a little inspiration:  “You must stay drunk on writing so that reality cannot destroy you.”  – Ray Bradbury

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Prompts:  March 12-18

Tricycle

Soon

Born in the USA

I should have said

Vision

Lock

In between

And a little inspiration: “There is not a particle of life which does not bear poetry within it.” – Gustave Flaubert