And now for our prompt (optional, as always). Dream dictionaries have been around as long as people have had dreams. Interestingly, if you consult a few of them, they nearly always tend to have totally different things to say about specific objects or symbols. Dreams, unlike words themselves, don’t seem to be nicely definable! At any rate, today’s prompt is to write entries for an imaginary dream dictionary. Pick one (or more) of the following words, and write about what it means to dream of these things: Teacup Dreams of teacups are Symbolic of lost lovers An empty heart waits Hammer A symbol of hopeRead More →

magic dust shimmers an incantation for love beneath new moonlight …write poems in which mysterious and magical things occur. Your poem could take the form of a spell, for example, or simply describe an event that can’t be understood literally. Feel free to incorporate crystal balls, fauns, lightning storms, or whatever seems fierce and free and strange. Photo by Mervyn Chan on UnsplashRead More →

failure on your tongue bitter tang of brussel sprouts hard to swallow whole Today, we challenge you to write a poem that is about something abstract – perhaps an ideal like “beauty” or “justice,” but which discusses or describes that abstraction in the form of relentlessly concrete nouns. Adjectives are fine too! What a great prompt, such possibilities! Love as confectionery, sugary sweet fairly floss, salted caramel toffee, or chocolate, dark and bitter or filled with sweet surprises. Sounds good right? I thought so but I wrote that instead.  Read More →

wonder why it is this song got stuck in my head caught by the chorus This week the new Three Days Grace album ‘Outsider’ was released so like I do, I have listened to it over and over (another good song from their back catalogue) and for me this is the standout song. Love the music, love the lyrics… #writinggoals ‘Cause everyone’s living in black and white But we see each other in a different lightRead More →