Just wrote these poems as part of a writing assessment thingy - I like how they turned out, so decided to share:
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
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).
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!)
5. Use the following words in a poem of any style: exquisite, visit, glisten.
With me -
Requisite or not -
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
of your eyes.
7. Write a poem where one of the four seasons is personified.
I am wind,
Rain, and light.
In my wake
As earth warms.
I bring all
Things good, life.
8. Write a poem about a particular toy you had as a child.
Once I had
9. Write a poem in the form of a shopping list, a horoscope, or a recipe.
- 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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