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Poetry Prompts for the End of the Year

The end of another year is just around the corner. It’s a busy season packed with holiday shopping, gatherings with friends and family, and preparations for the new year ahead.

Maybe you don’t have time to sit and write the way you usually do. Maybe your head is spinning with all the things you have to get done. That’s fine. Just set a few minutes aside and let these poetry prompts walk you through a brief writing session.

We’ll even keep the focus on things that are going on right now–things like food, holidays, gifts, goals, and the new year.

Poetry Prompts

To use these poetry prompts, simply pick one of the lists below and write a quick poem using all of the words from the list. The lists are categorized to make choosing a little easier. Select the one that speaks to you, and then get busy writing.

If you’re not as busy as everyone else and are feeling up for a bigger challenge, try making one poem with all the words from all the lists. Up the ante by using the list titles as well. If you’re feeling lazy or have an itch to break the rules, go ahead and mix up the lists and pick whatever words you want.

Just remember to have fun.

Holiday Food Gifts End of the Year New Year
red suit
festival of lights
gift
winter solstice
merry
baking cookies
gravy
morsels
forks and napkins
platter
shopping mobs
bows and baubles
wrapping paper
gracious
big sale
the past
looking ahead
future
calendar
celebrate
beginning
champagne
tomorrow’s plans
hangover
day off

More Tips for Using Poetry Prompts

As you work through these poetry prompts, keep the following tips in mind:

  • Try to write about something unexpected. If you choose the “Holiday” list, then make your poem about anything BUT the holidays.
  • Mix two or three lists of poetry prompts together and take out some words or add in a few of your own. Then write your poem.
  • Use the five list titles rather than the words in the lists.

As always, enjoy your poetry session, and keep writing!

 

By Melissa Donovan
Source: writingforward.com

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