A poem of mine, I Am, was featured on Freeverse Revolution last week.
Reading Rebecca Moon Rouke’s reflection on her relationship with writing prompts Omer at Rust Belt Girl got me thinking about my own experience with them. I would say at least 60% of my poetry has been inspired by prompts, and they were invaluable when I was writing my first poems after a 15 year absence from creative writing. One of my favorite places to find writing prompts is Instagram, where many poets and artists post monthly prompt lists. They are usually seasonally themed and often paired with equally inspiring visuals. I’ve compiled all of the ones I’ve bookmarked for July below, take a look and let me know if any of them spark creativity!
cold, midnight blue seeping in, mouth nose ears eyes I’m filled to the brim
Sage advice from DGGYST.
Last Thursday my office was cleared out due to a report that a worker had tested positive for Covid-19 on the floor that I work on. This forced me to relocate to another office in the middle of the day, leaving me upset and out of sorts. It was upsetting, but spotting this little guy while leaving at the end of the day cheered me up. It felt like a little sight from the universe to just hang in there.