Category Archives: 30-Day Poetry Challenge

30-Day Poetry Challenge: Day 30

Well, here we are, 30DPC. The end of this year’s line. I’ll miss you, but look forward to doing this again next April! Day 30 – In the End: Write a poem that begins with something ending. After the rain, … Continue reading

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30-Day Poetry Challenge: Day 29

Day 29: Malapropos of what? – A malapropism is the use of an incorrect word in place of a word with a similar sound/appearance. For instance, “candy stripper” instead of “candy striper,” or “optical conclusion” instead of “optical illusion.” Take … Continue reading

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30-Day Poetry Challenge: Day 28

Day 28: Knocking off the dust – Go into the back of your closet, or shed, or some other storage space and pick three objects at random — write a poem about them. It could be a fantastical story about … Continue reading

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30-Day Poetry Challenge: Day 27

Day 27: Active Imagination – Close your eyes and try to recall a time you were alone in nature. See the sights, hear the sounds, and breathe in the scents that were present in the setting. Write a poem prompted … Continue reading

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30-Day Poetry Challenge: Day 26

Day 26: Extra! Extra! Craft a poem entirely of newspaper headlines. The night baseball returned Authorities seize heroin, cash in W-B raid Brush fires scorch region amid dry weather John XXIII, John Paul II – one heart and mind Final … Continue reading

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30-Day Poetry Challenge: Day 25

Day 25: A quorum of … hedgehogs?: Groupings of living things (other than humans) have very specific and often interesting names; a murder of crows and a gaggle of geese are a few of the more common animal collective nouns. … Continue reading

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30-Day Poetry Challenge: Day 24

Day 24: House of Mirrors – Write a poem that is narratively logical from start to finish and vice versa. For an extra challenge try writing two poems, weaving the lines together, and then adapting words to make it viable … Continue reading

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