Poetry Prompts

Poetry Prompts as posted on Twitter every weekday during Covid-19 self isolation period in 2020. 

Follow us on Twitter for daily poetry prompts for children and adults and to see what poems everyone has written - @poetryireland

Poetry prompts are created by Catherine Ann Cullen, Poetry Ireland's Poet in Residence - you can follow her at @tarryathome

Fri 27 March
Poetry Prompt for adults - write on 'monument'
​Poetry Prompt for kids - 'Baddies' in stories are called 'ugly' (like the sisters) or 'wicked'. Write from the point of view of one of them and make us like them!

Thurs 26 March
Poetry Prompt for adults - use the word 'perform'
Poetry Prompt for kids - write about an owl. Is your owl wise? Fierce? Mysterious?

Wed 25 March
Poetry Prompt for adults - write on resistance
​Poetry Prompt for kids - write about blushing. Do you ever blush? Why? How does it feel?

Tues 24 March
Poetry Prompt for adults - write on the theme paper: newspaper, toilet paper, any kind of paper!
​Poetry Prompt for kids - write on MotherEarth. Is she a real person? Or a planet we must cherish?

Mon 23 March
Poetry Prompt for adults - write on the theme distance
​Poetry Prompt for kids - write about a real path or one you imagine

Fri 20 March
Poetry Prompt for adults - write a lullaby for a child/adult/person in history
​Poetry Prompt for kids - write a lullaby for a baby/grown-up/animal

Thurs 19 March
Poetry Prompt for adults - write on the theme Midas
​Poetry Prompt for kids - write a poem about a dog: your dog, my dog Clara (that's her in the pic), or an imaginary dog!

Wed 18 March
Poetry Prompt for adults - write on the theme light
​Poetry Prompt for kids - write a poem about a tree - one you see every day, or one you imagine

Tues 17 March
Poetry Prompt for adults - write on the theme island
​Poetry Prompt for kids - write a poem about a snake, maybe one Patrick sent away, or any snake at all

Mon 16 March
Poetry Prompt for adults - write about bread 
Poetry Prompt for kids - write about birds

Fri 13 March
Poetry Prompt for adults - write about sanctuary
Poetry Prompt for kids - write about a magic hat and create a picture too

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