WritingAssignmentPoems

Just wrote these poems as part of a writing assessment thingy - I like how they turned out, so decided to share:

Prompts

   1. Use the following words in a poem of any style: forest, needle, eat, closet, match.

The closet needles me 

about my lack of organization.

I try to make things match, 

even as my attention strays.

I see the forest 

of things that need to be done

And think, 

Plums!

Happily distracted, down I sit to eat.

   2. Open the nearest book and pick a sentence from the middle of the page. From this sentence, write a poem in any style.

Sentence: “Home time is about rejuvenation, and reading at the end of the day is a big part of this (don’t make it work-related).

Happy sigh.

Book in hand,

I lean back into 

The couch cushions.

Tigger sleeps at my feet,

Kitty whiskers ruffling with dreams.

   3.  Write a haiku from the perspective of a cloud.

I see green waving

Mountains and falcons, my friends -

What bliss, in flying.

   4.  Write an acrostic poem for the name Annabelle. (Yes, just like in elementary school!)

Adorable

Noteworthy

Nonpareil

Astonishing

Bubbly

Effervescent

Legendary

Lovely

Exceptional

   5.  Use the following words in a poem of any style: exquisite, visit, glisten.

Your exquisite

Visit 

With me -

Requisite or not -

is

A joy!

Your laughter remains,

I see it glisten

Like sun on dew-filled daisies

In my heart.

   6. Write a poem about the color turquoise, but never mention the color itself.

The peacock struts and shares a fine display,

Fanning his way about the yard.

Fireworks on the night sky,

The Cote d’Azure,

The rings on your fingers -

Silvery metal surrounding 

the deepest ocean -

All echo, but never capture

 the color 

of your eyes.

7.   Write a poem where one of the four seasons is personified. 

 

Lion? Lamb?

I am wind,

Rain, and light.

Flowers bloom

In my wake

As earth warms.

Awaken!

I bring all

Things good, life.

8.  Write a poem about a particular toy you had as a child.

Once I had 

a

S

  s

     s

        s

l

    ink

                     y.

Down the

    steps

                           It 

                               fell.

Happiness in 

Every 

      ounce!

B

                                   

   9.  Write a poem in the form of a shopping list, a horoscope, or a recipe.

A List

  • Get flowers
  • maple sugar candy for Mom
  • new book for Dad
  • Check reservation at Mozart’s Cafe
  • Find card to celebrate 56 years
  • Call Sweetie, and tell him I love him

   10.  Write a poem about three wishes. 

Once upon a time

Aladdin’s lamp gave me

A goodly sum of wishes

I think that there were three.

For one, I asked, “A pony!”

Wise, and solid, and dear

One that could take me riding

From over there to here.

The second, I said, “A long life.”

And here I am today

I’ve seen the world come and go

But I am here to stay.

The third, the last, I wished, “A friend!”

I’m glad to say it’s true -

With this wish, I want no more.

Now that I’ve found you.

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