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#HeartWrds ǀ Prompt 46

This week your challenge is to use the following words in a poem: abstract, heart, exit, wounds. These are the titles of books from our wonderful Feast of Verse Poetry Book Club. You can read more about it here. If you would like to see examples of poems written about this prompt than simply search the hashtag #heartwrds or #blurredheart on Instagram, or visit our @heartwrds gallery.

#HeartWrds ǀ Prompt 45

This week your challenge is to write a seven word poem that utilises a bird metaphor, image or term. This might be a feather, taking flight, or even using the name of a bird. 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.

#HeartWrds ǀ Prompt 44

This week your challenge is to create a Blurred Lines Blackout poem. To do this you will find a poem from a poet in the Instapoet community and blur or blackout words to create an entirely new piece that stands alone from the original. If you would like to see examples of poems written about this prompt than simply search the hashtag #heartwrds or #blurredheart on Instagram, or visit our @heartwrds gallery. We would like to thank Casey Pottle ǀ @dancingpoetry575 for the Blurred Lines example and R. H. Sin ǀ @r.h.sin for the lovely original.

#HeartWrds ǀ Prompt 43

Write a poem that explores a ‘first time’ in only 15 words. Can you bring the reader into the moment? 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.

#HeartWrds ǀ Prompt 42

Last week we asked the community for the words that they overused. This week we have taken five of those overused words and we are asking you to write a poem that upcycles these overused words in a new and interesting way. Your challenge is to use the words: heart, intertwine, wild, dwell and veil in a poem, but the poem should subvert the ordinary meaning of the words. If you would like to see examples of poems written about this prompt than simply search the hashtag #heartwrds on Instagram, or visit our @heartwrds gallery.

#HeartWrds ǀ Prompt 41

Give us your words most golden… This week’s micropoetry prompt is one that asks you for a 13 word poem that includes the word ‘golden’. 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.

#HeartWrds ǀ Prompt 40

This week your challenge is to write a poem that describes a ‘Meet Cute’. A Meet Cute is a fictional scene, usually in film or television, in which a future romantic couple meets for the first time in a way that is considered adorable, entertaining or amusing. Create a little romance with your poem! If you would like to see examples of poems written about this prompt than simply search the hashtag #heartwrds on Instagram, or visit our @heartwrds gallery.

#HeartWrds ǀ Prompt 39

Can you write a piece that celebrates life? This week’s micropoetry prompt is one that asks you for four lines of things to do before you die. 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.

#HeartWrds ǀ Prompt 38

Your challenge this week is a photo and word prompt. The first part of the challenge is to take a photo that speaks to your soul and then to use the theme: Moment by Moment to inspire the words. Our prompt this week is brought to you in collaboration with Moments of Mindful Living ǀ @momentsofmindfulliving, a creative mindfulness project. If you would like to see examples of poems written about this prompt than simply search the hashtag #heartwrds on Instagram, or visit our @heartwrds gallery.

#HeartWrds ǀ Prompt 37

Write a poem about a new beginning.  The challenge…you only have 30 syllables to do it. 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.