Poetry Prompts

Inspiration for writing poetry

July 21, 2014 12:01 pm

Use the following three words in a poem:

  • frantically
  • propel
  • behavior
July 20, 2014 6:25 pm

Write a poem using the following three words:

  • road
  • fight
  • inside
12:01 pm

Think of a social or political issue you feel strongly about. Make a point about the issue in a poem. However, and this is the hard part, do it without sounding “preachy.”

July 19, 2014 3:44 pm

a cool poetry prompt


use 26 words in your poem, each one beginning with a different letter of the alphabet 
(you can obviously use more words if you need them, but you need at least one word for each letter) 

tag as #etherprompt! a new one will be up next friday

12:01 pm

Use the following three words in a poem:

  • use
  • bizarre
  • egg
July 18, 2014 12:01 pm

Start by writing about something you did today. Let your mind wander. What else does the event you are writing about make you think of? See where this leads your poem.

July 17, 2014 12:01 pm


Write a poem about the concept of magic words. Either “magic” words like please and thank you, or magic words like magic spells. Or both!

Throwback Thursday: previously posted prompt of the day

5:27 am

Prompt #1


Nothing was left but an empty glass.

Challenge: Write a short story, poem, excerpt, etc. based on; drawing from; or including the brief statement above!

July 15, 2014 12:01 pm

Visit an astrology website and find your daily horoscope. Write a poem about the topic/advice that you’re given.

July 14, 2014 12:02 pm

Enrage, engage!

Get mad about something, take a second to really let your anger build about whatever it is, and then write about it!