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May 2020 Poetry Prompts

Updated: May 1, 2020

I wanted to share my joy of creating through poetry. I have seen others host poetry challenges for different months and thought, could I host one? So here it goes.

The #constantmotionchallenge is about taking a short time out of your day to sit down and write some poetry every day this month. I was inspired by a month long journal challenge I was a part of and wanted to try a poetry version of journaling. Each of the prompts are inspired by things that remind me of springtime. I hope you enjoy these prompts and are inspired to create your own.

There are no rules for this challenge other than to write authentically and when you can. A suggestion to practice with each of these prompts throughout this month is to push yourself to write a poem in 60 seconds. I have tried this before and loved how much it helped me to practice poetry. This is an exercise you can make time for in your day.

If you’re new to poetry or to this type of a challenge here are some tips:

  • Let your words be limitless and all ideas fall into the poem, you can always come back to it and refine it if it doesn’t feel finished to you.

  • Use your senses when describing or writing about each prompt. What does it look like? Sound like? Feel like? Taste like? Smell like?

  • Set a timer for 60 seconds, use the prompts below to guide you, and let your creativity flow.

Feel free to share your creations and use the #constantmotionchallenge and tag @constantmotionpoetry. Let’s write and see what images you can create with your words!

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