Cycles in life | Poetry Prompt

This week at The Reverie Journal, I’m carrying over a poetry prompt that I wrote for Poets on the Page. I was thinking about cicadas and how much they are annoying and terrible. But also, the little amount of time they have actually above ground and living. Already their siren song that sounds like the soundtrack of a slasher film has died down around here. They rise out of the ground in droves to mate and then are gone for 17 years. Only living for four to six weeks.

Let’s write a poem about something that has a cycle. Which cycle and how often is entirely up to you. Use your creativity and let your imagination run wild.

Remember, we’re potentially looking at these poems submitted for the anthology. What is this, you ask? Learn more about it here. Be sure to backlink your posts or share your link in the comments below.

 

 

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Weathering the Storm | Poetry Prompt

Remember when Howard Beale implored people to stick the head out of the window and yell, “I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore!” in the classic Network? The thunder rolling in the backdrop as voices were heard calling out their anger all over the country, punctuated the sound sharp cries of their distress. Without that rain and the thunder, the scene wouldn’t have had as much impact.

It wouldn’t have had as much impact without that rainy weather. In Alanis Morisette’s song, “Ironic” she mentioned rain on your wedding, which for some brides would be an absolute disaster. Others, may be tempted to kick off their heels and dance in the storm.

You’ve definitely seen the weather impact life events in your life as well. On a winter’s night when you’re curled on the couch with a cup of cocoa, the snow falling outside makes it all feel that much more cozy.

Let’s write a poem about weather impacting an occasion and making the moment that much stronger. Whether it’s more intimate, more secure, just more. Remember, we’re potentially looking at these poems submitted for the anthology. What is this, you ask? Learn more about it here. Be sure to backlink your posts or share your link in the comments below.

 

 

March Madness | Poetry Prompt

In the U.S. March Madness is linked to NCAA Men’s basketball. Here, we’re going to do something a little different. Let’s focus more on the madness in that phrase.

Let’s take Spring Fever to its next level.

Your mission- Write a poem about someone living through a different kind of March madness. Focus on the person losing something in life, whether it’s a relationship, a tree, a fish, etc. Write it and make your words count. Remember every post linked up here has a possibility for publication in the 2016 Anthology.

Write fearlessly, invite your friends, and happy writing!

Wake Up a Woman Wordle

It’s time to play with another poet’s words…mine! I took words from my first book, Wake Up a WomanI hope you enjoy them and find them inspiring!

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Here are your words:

static
woman
kindling
embracing
banister
vain
clasp
curtains
gunshot
stubborn
relative
ruins
sprung

And 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…

Good luck and have fun!

Remember, all entries must be linked back to this post with a pingback or by commenting.

Shaping of an Angry Black Woman Wordle

It’s time for a new wordle! This week, I’ve taken words from one of our editor’s books, The Shaping of an Angry Black Woman  by Tamara Woods. There is no set amount of words you have to use, and you can use any form of the word listed below (plural, past tense, etc.)

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Here are you words:

drippings
splinters
fickle
barcode
articulate
quivering
accusing
lipstick
DNA
jail
witches
kiss
mimicry

To check out Tamara Woods’ book, click here!

Good luck and have fun!

Remember, all entries must be linked back to this post with a pingback or by commenting.

Weave Me A Story

Come, weave me a story

Let me get lost in your words

Bring me along on a new adventure

Swallow me up

So that nothing exists

Except the world you created

Introduce me to the characters

that live in your mind

I’ll do more than bear witness

With each word

I am invested

For now they live in my heart

Open that door

to new possibilities

We’ll get lost together

It is in your song

that I am inspired

to dance to the tune you crafted

Share your gift

that only stories can create

Allowing me to fly

to new places

beautifully forged

on pages that transform

Whisper your words

as you spin your tale

My awareness of anything else

slips away

As I traverse the path

You imagined

Oh, Storyteller

share your magic

In your words beautifully written

In your narrative skillfully dictated

In your music expertly played

Let me get joyfully lost

 

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Michele Vecchitto is a wife, mother, and middle school teacher. She has written a blog for two e-commerce sites, as well as completing works of poetry, and novels. She continues to hone her craft simply to breathe life into the stories living in the corners of her mind. When she’s not lost in her writing, Michele can be found indulging in the cuisine of her chef/husband, Mark, or delighting in the antics of their three crazy dogs and Ninja cat. She can be found at Steps Times Two.

I’m only happy when it rains | Poetry Prompt

Let’s write a poem this week that is based on emotions and the weather. Pick an emotion and a bit of weather to reflect it (like rain for feeling sad). Be creative. Do what you will.

Don’t forget to backlink to this post so we can check out your writing. Or you can post the poem in the comment section as well.

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!

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