Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 627

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

(Editor’s note: Apparently, this post did not go live yesterday morning. Sorry for not catching it, but I’ve been busy trying to wrap up a big project. So, perhaps for the first time ever, here’s the Wednesday Poetry Prompt…on a Thursday. Perhaps, it’s fitting that the site delayed it to the actual first day of fall. Also, thanks to Bruce Niedt for reaching out to me.)

For this week’s prompt, write an autumn poem. For some, autumn is the sad end of summer. But others cherish autumn above all other seasons. Whether you’re on one end or in the middle, have fun writing your autumn poem 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.

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Here’s my attempt at an Autumn Poem:

“false fall,” by Robert Lee Brewer

if the breeze stirs ever so slight
deep in the south of september,
‘specially on a lukewarm night–
the breeze stirring ever so slight–
people think that autumn just might
appear; but it’s false, remember:
the breeze only stirred very slight,
and fall don’t come till november.

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