Sunday, October 13, 2013

Poetry Prompt Day 13 - Random Words Playing onto the Page

Let's have a little fun. When I was participating in A to Z Poetry last April, I decided to go through the online dictionary and write down all the words that jumped out at me for each letter. I then would go through those words when it came time to write a poem starting with that letter. When it came time to write a T word, I had all of these words but I couldn't seem to pick one and came up with the below poem instead.

T has tangled me up.
So many words to choose from.
tantalizing toppers
transcending tears
tropical tastes on the tongue
transparent tomfoolery
trapped and tortured
tangible thoughts
terrific tea
time traveling to Tanzania
tantric temptations
touched and terrified
truthfully tired 

Poetry Prompt: 

Pick a letter in the alphabet and go through and choose all the words that stand out that start with that letter. Don't think about a poem when choosing them just write down all of the words that you are drawn to. Afterward decide if you want a specific form or if you want to write them in free verse form and put the words together, adding any words necessary (but as little as possible) and create a poem.

Word Prompt: 


Want to add to the fun try this Poetry Form from Shadow Poetry:  Shape Poetry.

Remember all of these are suggestions and how you choose to write your poetry is up to you. Most of all I hope you have fun.


  1. This prompt is perfect for me today! I am travelling and will be on the road for 6 hours. I felt a sense of relief when I read this. Such a fun low pressure prompt! Thanks for the idea!

    1. Glad to hear it Amy, sometimes it is nice to have something to have fun with instead of being all serious all the time. =)

    2. My husband drove today so I could write, bless him! He also played along, helping me generate word lists since I didn't have a dictionary handy!

    3. So glad you had so much fun playing with this prompt! I am so happy that you and others enjoyed creating poetry from this, it gladdens my heart!