Poetry Writing Prompts: The First

  1. Peel from your eyes their woolen ennui.
  2. Melt your soul softly into the horizon
  3. Now sunset flamed, all scarlets, violets
  4. And corals – your numinous projections.
  5. Absorb the glistening hues and listen
  6. To the unfolding of your hurts, entombed
  7. As they were in the moldiest heart corners.
  8. Inhale the cerulean vigor as it washes
  9. Over and among the encrusted passions
  10. Dormant, subverted in the daily drudge.
  11. Savor the tang as your senses, once
  12. Deadened, warble to life in a building
  13. Crescendo.  At the climax, faculties tingling,
  14. Are the sparks that ignite the poem.

April’s Creativity Prompt Challenge: We Will Not Be Silenced

Join Christine in this challenging and always timely prompt

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Just a reminder that for the month of April, I am departing from my normal monthly Creativity Prompt format, and instead, providing one phrase as the prompt for the month: We Will Not Be Silenced. However, I will be offering two different ways to approach the prompt. Feel free to respond in either way, or to respond to both. There is no limit to how many pieces of writing or art you submit for the challenge as long as I receive your submission by April 30th. I will accept previously published pieces of writing or art as long as you retain the rights to this work.

WARNING: Writing and art published on Brave & Reckless during the month of April may be difficult to read at times and could be triggering for those who have lived through sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse, harassment, or stalking. Please be…

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Sanhaim





Sanhaim

do leaves mourn their neighbors
as passions flame out?
pine o’er skeletal plummet
scarlet breathes last to rust
crumbled to prickly dust

or do they celebrate leafy passings?
dance a fluttering jig
as they scuttle limb
flutter earthward fancy
meet crunching destiny

I hear matrilineal whispers
rising amongst wooded footfalls
each rustle communes 
‘twixt my soul and revenants’

do autumnal spirits howl
as harvest shrivels to husks?
bay as mooning coyotes
writhe anguished in fields
barren, stripped of yield 

or mark they these endings
in ecstatic ululations?
cavort, wild and free
circle ends with begins
lament not the cyclic spin

my foremothers caress
hollows of my provenance
brisk autumn breezing
‘tween now and yesteryears

November’s Creativity Prompt Challenge: Autumnblings

Join me in rising to the occasion of November writing prompts from the inimitable Christine!

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I am thrilled to be back on Brave & Reckless and offering daily prompts which I hope will stimulate your creativity.

For November, I looked to poem and book titles related to Thanksgiving and Fall for inspiration.  I fell in love with the title of Douglas Florian’s poetry collection Autumnblings, which beautifully captures this time of year and have chosen it for the name of November’s prompt challenge.

The poems and books that these prompts are drawn from represent many different voices and points of view.  I hope that you find them as evocative as I do and that you will be intrigued enough to learn more about them.

There is only one rule to my prompt challenge: the poem or book title should serve as the title of your piece OR all the words of the title should be integrated into your piece somehow.   

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