April 27, 2020: Poetry Writing Prompt – Alexandra Umlas


This poetry writing prompt submitted by Alexandra Umlas:

Private/Public/Poetry Poem

Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It’s that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that’s what the poet does. — Allen Ginsberg

Write down 3 things you privately “really think.”

If you had to choose 3 of your favorite poems, what would they be?  Make a list.

Write a poem where the title of the poem is one of the thoughts you “really think.”  Use a really good word (or a line if you’d like) from each of your 3 favorite poems in your poem.
Make the last two lines of your poem a rhyming couplet.

If you write a poem from this prompt, post it as a comment underneath the prompt in the Poetry Super Highway Facebook Group.

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