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#HeartWrds ǀ Prompt 68

Summer approaches in the Southern hemisphere! In honour of the Summer sun write 35 words that express how you feel about a summer’s day. If you would like to see examples of poems written about this prompt than simply search the hashtag #searingheart on Instagram, visit our community, or visit the @heartwrds gallery.

#HeartWrds ǀ Prompt 67

We all have things we hold on to because of the way it makes us feel. It may be a memory, or an item. It might be a ticket stub from a movie that you saw on your first date or a family heirloom passed down for generations. Whatever it is, we want you to write about it. use this keepsake to underpin the imagery of your poem. If you would like to see examples of poems written about this prompt than simply search the hashtag #momentoheart on Instagram, visit our community, or visit the @heartwrds gallery.

#HeartWrds ǀ Prompt 66

This week’s micropoetry prompt asks you to serve a slice of justice in just five lines. If you would like to see examples of poems written about this prompt than simply search the hashtag #righteousheart on Instagram, visit our community, or visit the @heartwrds gallery.

#HeartWrds ǀ Prompt 65

This week’s writing prompt is based on the idea that perfection is imperfection. The Japanese have a concept of beauty (aesthetic) that is influenced by the Bhuddist idea that nothing lasts, nothing is finished and nothing is perfect. Based on these principles, Japanese art and culture often values imperfection. This is called the Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi. Examples of wabi-sabi are everywhere in Japanese culture: sakura (cherry blossoms) are considered more beautiful because they only last a few days. Create a piece that captures an unusual, imperfect, strange and flawed beauty that helps us see what you see. If you would like to see examples of poems written about this prompt than simply search the hashtag #wabisabiheart on Instagram, visit our community, or visit the @heartwrds gallery.

#HeartWrds ǀ Prompt 64

The inspiration for this week’s prompt may be very obvious, but there are also additional themes of sudden loss that can be explored. Write a poem that speaks to loss, or something being ‘gone’ in 60 letters. If you would like to see examples of poems written about this prompt than simply search the hashtag #grandtheftheart on Instagram, visit our community, or visit the @heartwrds gallery.

#HeartWrds ǀ Prompt 63

Poetry is organic. It changes and evolves. One of the exciting things that has happened with poetry is that we have seen it step from page to stage. More and more poets are sharing a spoken version of their work and WE LOVE IT! This week your challenge is to write a spoken word poem and to recite it aloud. Consider how tone, pace, enunciation and pronunciation can help to evoke the emotional tone of the piece. If you would like to see examples of poems written about this prompt than simply search the hashtag #spokenheart on Instagram, visit our community, or visit the @heartwrds gallery.

#HeartWrds ǀ Prompt 62

Our micropoetry prompt this week is inspired by nature. In 30 words create a poem that utilises the imagery of a natural phenomenon. You can choose any natural phenomenon that appeals. If you would like to see examples of poems written about this prompt than simply search the hashtag #hurricaneheart on Instagram, visit our community, or visit the @heartwrds gallery.

#HeartWrds ǀ Prompt 61

Each month we will you bring an image prompt to inspire your poetry, in association with the creative duo @something.i.did. Take your time to absorb the image. Where does the Muse lead you? Use the image to inspire the words. If you would like to see examples of poems written about this prompt than simply search the hashtag #sidspromptstowriteto on Instagram, visit our community, or visit the @heartwrds gallery.

#HeartWrds ǀ Prompt 60

Can you move a reader with a tweet? Twitterature refers to the practice of writing a piece of poetry or prose in 140 characters. This contemporary minimalist style is one which requires a deft hand. This week your prompt is to write a piece of poetry in 140 characters, that ends with a twist! If you would like to see examples of poems written about this prompt than simply search the hashtag #twistedheart on Instagram, visit our community, or visit the @heartwrds gallery.

#HeartWrds ǀ Prompt 59

Alliteration is a common poetry tool which uses the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words. In this writing prompt we would like you to write a poem that uses the five words: desire, decay, dances, death and destiny. Along with any other ‘d’ words that will help you to demonstrate alliteration. If you would like to see examples of poems written about this prompt than simply search the hashtag #heartwrds on Instagram, visit our community, or visit the @heartwrds gallery.