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Poetry: Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 2 (Spring)

I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.

Article Summary

Each week I will be tossing out a word prompt to help get our creative minds starting on the right track.

This is the second week and the prompt is "Spring ".

Jot down a few verses or a paragraph. Whatever comes to mind.

Then send me a link or post in comments.

"Write Well: What's In A Prompt" by Britt Abel , Macalester College

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Mother Nature is Helping

I can feel the chill beginning to fade as our temperature rises. It is currently 21 degrees with the sun peeking through the clouds.

This may sound a bit chilly for some, but it beats the 3 degrees we had at the start of the morning.

There is snow everywhere my eyes can see. Don’t get me wrong, I love watching snowflakes as they fall from the sky.

At nighttime they sparkle like magic and provide a sense of lightness in the dark.

But this charming appeal wears thin once I step outside to shovel the walkway and see our vehicles trapped in a band of snowdrifts.

The good news is Mother nature is helping us out today.

So, let’s move on to our weekly word prompt, shall we?

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Creative Challenges

Whenever I come across a word prompt challenge, it stops me in my tracks. The old wires in my brain get to thinking.

I usually enjoy composing a short poem or a short story based on a word prompt.

It helps to break up my usual routine. It’s a time to just kick back and write whatever words come to mind.

Who knows, it might prove to be the beginning of that masterpiece you are waiting to write.

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Word Prompt = Spring

So, let’s start those creative juices flowing.

This week’s word is:

SPRING

This season is right around the corner, at least in my little piece of the world, so it seems like a logical topic.

I can’t wait to read them. So, get busy and post a link to your work in the comments.

I will keep posting this article under the feed to give everyone a chance to post their links.

"Sunshine On My Shoulders by John Denver"

Examples

Here are a few examples of a short poem sparked by word prompts.

Word prompt = Goodbye

Heartbroken tears

burn a permanent scar

into her inner soul,

as she listens to the echo of his silence

saying #goodbye.


Word prompt = Curtail

Luck is a lady tonight

Is not the song she is singing

Since the body shop transformed her car

Forcing her to hand over the key fob

To her 4-wheel drive rental

As the winter storm hits

#Curtailing her car in its tracks.

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Responses to Word Prompt - Spring

John Hansen's Haiku - left in comments

A Haiku.

The garden's in bloom

Spring flowers and spring showers

Who misses winter?

© 2021 BRENDA ARLEDGE

Comments

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 06, 2021:

Week 2 ~ Spring

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 26, 2021:

Spring

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 08, 2021:

Week 2 - Spring

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 19, 2021:

Spring

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 18, 2021:

Spring

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 16, 2021:

Updates to responses at the bottom.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 16, 2021:

I missed Manatita44's article / poetry for this one.

The link to his work is here.

https://letterpile.com/poetry/Newness-Aspiration-a...

It is definitely worth the read.

I will eventually post everyone's link to the bottom of the page.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 13, 2021:

Week 2 spring

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 11, 2021:

Spring

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 10, 2021:

Word prompt Spring

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 08, 2021:

Take a moment to check out Greg Cain's article in comments below

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 08, 2021:

Greg Cain has written a poem for this word prompt.

Please take a moment to read it.

https://letterpile.com/poetry/Spring-is-a-Thing...

Thank you Greg for making me smile with this one. It bounces back n forth but definitely describes Spring.

Too bad that little mouse is in his tomb.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 05, 2021:

Week 2

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 04, 2021:

Word prompt

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 02, 2021:

Wird prompts

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 01, 2021:

Week 2 is here

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 01, 2021:

John,

You wrote a lovely Haiku for this one.

But since Manatita44 has asked you to write a poem for Spring...I reposted.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 27, 2021:

Fogured I'd post this again if anyone else wants to take this challenge.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 26, 2021:

Amani

Post here

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 26, 2021:

Ann,

Thank you.

I am glad my word prompt inspired you.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 26, 2021:

Ann,

I did find it, but I couldn't reply.

The big 7! I understand, but it will be fantastic.

A new chapter in your life.

I just hit the big 60 in December.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 26, 2021:

Thanks Ann.

I'll have to search for your reply.

For some reason, I am not receiving all of my notifications.

Ann Carr from SW England on February 26, 2021:

Thanks. I read your comment; much appreciated. Have replied.

Ann

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 25, 2021:

Ann,

I am so glad you finally read it.

I do not give compliments lightly.

Your article was excellent.

Quite amazing from one little word prompt.

Have a great day.

Ann Carr from SW England on February 25, 2021:

Thanks, Brenda. I read it this morning and I appreciate your kind comments.

Ann

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 24, 2021:

Ann,

I do truly love it!

You did an outstanding job.

I left you a reply under comments & posted a link on my comments.

Have a great day.

Oh.. i loved the pics too.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 24, 2021:

Ann did an excellent job responding to this prompt.

She outdid herself on this one!

Take a read...

https://letterpile.com/poetry/Take-a-Word-Spring-C...

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 24, 2021:

Ann,

Can you go onto the statistics page under author view & post comment.

Then it will reappear on feed

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 24, 2021:

Ann,

I did find it & it is amazing.

I'm going to try to find it here on the feed to leave you a comment.

Thanks for such a superb writing job.

Ann Carr from SW England on February 24, 2021:

I've responded to your prompt. Hope you like it!

Ann

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 24, 2021:

In case anyone wants to post a poem or short story

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 23, 2021:

Here it is

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 23, 2021:

John,

This Haiku definitely captures me.

There is no chance of missing winter when one sees such beauty in the flowers even if it's pouring down the rain.

Thank you.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on February 22, 2021:

A Haiku.

The garden's in bloom

Spring flowers and spring showers

Who misses winter?

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 22, 2021:

As promised

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 22, 2021:

Anyone feel like writing

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 22, 2021:

Here is where you can show me your links . Thank you.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 22, 2021:

Post your link here

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 22, 2021:

Ann,

Thanks for sharing!

I must say I have not heard this one before.

I look forward to reading yours.

Have a great day.

Ann Carr from SW England on February 22, 2021:

This brings to mind a well-known 'silly' poem here:

Sprin is sprung, the grass is riz,

I wonder where the birdies is?

They say the bird is on the wing,

I thought the wing was on the bird,

Ain't that absurd?

I'll try to do one of my own too!

Thanks for the prompts.

Ann

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 21, 2021:

Week 2 - word prompt

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 21, 2021:

Pamela,

I find poetry comes easier to me than writing a story.

Word prompts can help get you to thinking.

I look forward to reading the others work too.

You could akwats write a short story on how Spring brings out the old allergies.

Take care.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 21, 2021:

Misbah,

Thank you.

Tis true...no matter how many times Spring arrives, it cannot cure a broken heart.

Have a great night.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 21, 2021:

John,

Thank you.

We are in winter here in Ohio.

I am so tired of having my car stuck in the snow...if I only had a 4 wheel drive it would be so much easier.

Summer sounds nice and Autumn isn't too bad.

I'll look forward to reading your poem if you get the chance.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on February 21, 2021:

Thank you for the word prompt, Brenda. Spring is a long way away here in Australia. It is Summer with Autumn approaching. I will see what I cando though. If I have time I will write a poem about Spring.

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on February 21, 2021:

Brenda this one for you

Hundreds of times the grass smelled sweet,

a hundred times, #spring came,

the world flourished,

But the heart still ached

Thanks for sharing a nice word prompt

Blessings

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on February 21, 2021:

I think the prompts are a great idea. I like your poems as they are a great example. I haven't even tried to write poetry, so I probably won't us the prompts. I will enjoy reading others.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 21, 2021:

Peggy,

Thank you.

I do hope a few decide to try this out.

I enjoy doing it & it does give me a welcome break from my other writing projects.

Take care.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 21, 2021:

Manatita44,

Thank you so much.

I kinda like writing on the spur of the moment using any kind of prompts really.

I like picture & song prompts too.

Have a great day.

manatita44 from london on February 21, 2021:

Noble idea, I noticed and you are doing it justice too. Some beautiful examples.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on February 21, 2021:

I will look forward to reading some of the poems that might come from your word prompts. I think almost everyone will be welcoming spring this year!

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