Game Prompt: Voting

It’s been awhile since we’ve done voting on poetry, so I’m excited to see everyone coming out for their favorites. This voting is ONLY for this week. Remember to share and visit one another’s work. The poet with the highest number of votes will have their poem featured here tomorrow morning and will be entered as a submission for the upcoming magazine issue.

Our prompt this week was to use the word “game,” as the word itself or the theme of it. We had some great entries, so good luck and we’ll see you next Monday with a new prompt.

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Let The Song Take You Away

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http://thereveriejournal.comGet inspired by a song.  Music and poetry are so related, let’s see if you can write something inspired by music.

Listen to a song, it must be something that elicits strong emotion from you. Maybe your favorite song that feels you with happiness–or a song that you love to hate. Listen to it a couple times with your eyes closed, really enmesh yourself in the emotion.

Then let your pen fly across the page.  (or hands-keyboard, you get it. ) Either write it in your blog or in the comments section here.  Be sure to let us know what the song is and how it makes you feel.

Since I’m horribly nerdy, and I try to see where people are coming from,  I’ll probably listen to the songs while I read your work. (But that’s just me.)

Don’t forget to link it back here to this post.

If you have any suggestions for a future prompt, email us at thereveriejournal@gmail.com with subject : Monday Prompts. If we use it, we’ll thank you in the post, so make sure to send your blog address, Twitter, or something that we can refer people to as a thank you.

Alright y’all, hope you had a great weekend and happy writing!

Sing a soooooong

A music poetry prompt. http://thereveriejournal.com

Music quiets the most foul of beasts. It can be inspirational. Some musicians are known for perfect baby-making music. They can help to bring those tears to surface that tighten your throat, but just want come to air.

Music can be life changing.

Take a line from one of your favorite songs and write a poem. Let us know in your post what song you’re pulling from. You don’t have to write a poem that’s in the same vein as the song, in fact it would be amazing if you could change things up.

Be creative.

Be bold.

Be back here with your link so we can check out your work.

Check out what each is doing and share! Let’s build this community. All links will be added to this year’s digest.

Have you considered submitting to our Write for Us segment? We’d love to feature your work here on The Reverie! Click here for more information

See you in the comments!

Do You Freestyle It | Let’s Talk About It

This Monday the writing prompt was to write a haiku. As I was creating the prompt, I realized often I write with no particular style at all. I utilize different poetic devices, but I don’t utilize a lot of different poetry forms.

What about you? Do you generally write freestyle poems, or do you perform forms? Would you like to try more poetry forms as writing prompts?

And if you didn’t get a chance to, check out this week’s publication opportunity.

See you in the comments!

Children’s poem prompt

Children poetry's prompt

Children poetry's promptLast week’s prompt was kind of difficult. Let’s shake it off and try something totally different this week. Let’s go with a children’s poem this week!

Some of the elements of a children’s poem:

rhyming,

symplicity,

a possible message

Some poets for inspiratation–the beloved Dr. Seuss, Silverstein, and others. You probably have a children’s poet that you enjoyed from your childhood. Or read to your kids, grandkids, etc.

If you missed it, we had a conversation on Friday about children’s poetry here.

Make sure share it in the comments so we can all bask in your words.

Check out what each is doing and share! Let’s build this community. All links will be added to this year’s digest.

Have you considered submitting to our Write for Us segment? We’d love to feature your work here on The Reverie! Click here for more information

Have fun and share this post!

 

What’s in an age?

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Sorry that the prompt is going up a bit later than usual. I’ve been having problems with my arm and haven’t been typing much at all.

Here’s that prompt though:

Write a poem about aging. You can talk about going from childhood to adulthood, from being a baby to being a toddler, the fear of aging…etc…the choice is yours.

Make sure to write it and either share on this post or link back to this post so we can read what you wrote.

Check out what each is doing and share! Let’s build this community. All links will be added to this year’s digest.

Also on Fridays we have  a conversation here at The Reverie. Last week I invited you to an open mic night. Are you coming?

Have you considered submitting to our Write for Us segment? We’d love to feature your work here on The Reverie! Click here for more information

Have fun and share this post!

Making Headlines

There are days that I find myself avoiding the news. I turn off the TV and skip right past all the headlines blaring across my computer screen. But this week, I’m going to pursue the headlines. I’m going to scour over them and find something inspiring. Hopefully you will, too.

Your prompt is to write a poem using a headline or news story for inspiration. Your poem can be a way to tell us what happened, or to tell us how you reacted emotionally to the news. Perhaps you will respond with what you hope will be the outcome of the story. It’s up to you!

Please include the headline or a brief sentence or two about the news story you picked somewhere in your post (it doesn’t have to be in the poem itself). You don’t have to go pursuing the most horrific or sensational stories this week. Shoot, you can use Facebook’s Trending section to find an article…as long as it inspires you!

Please link your entry here, either with a pingback or in the comments. You’ve got until Friday at midnight EST to link up. We will then take all the links and ask the community to vote on their favorite on Saturday.

The winner will be featured on Sunday and be entered for a chance to be included in our Spring edition of the magazine.