Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 614

Every Wednesday, Robert Lee Brewer shares a prompt and an example poem to get things started on the Poetic Asides blog. This week, write a summer poem.

For this week’s prompt, let’s write a summer poem. I don’t know what the weather is like in your neck of the woods, but it’s been a scorcher in Georgia. Have fun exploring your version of summer this week.

Remember: These prompts are springboards to creativity. Use them to expand your possibilities, not limit them.

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Write a poem every single day of the year with Robert Lee Brewer’s Poem-a-Day: 365 Poetry Writing Prompts for a Year of Poeming. After sharing more than a thousand prompts and prompting thousands of poems for more than a decade, Brewer picked 365 of his favorite poetry prompts here.

Click here to learn more.

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Here’s my attempt at a Summer Poem:

“Summer Kids,” by Robert Lee Brewer

with nights as short as they’re ever going to be
we can’t help but to discuss the birds and the bees
what they have to do with the view and you and me
when the world’s an experiment in chemistry
weighing where we are now and where we want to be

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