April 28, 2020: Poetry Writing Prompt – Ellen Sander


This poetry writing prompt submitted by Ellen Sander:

They packed up their ________ and _________ (fill in the blanks for the first line)

Use strong nouns and verbs to fill in the blanks. It’s useful to go with the first things that occur to you especially if they don’t make sense initially. Then, just follow the poem as it unfolds for you.   Some suggestions, in case you draw a blank at blanks. Use them linearly or mix and match.

Blank 1                             Blank 2
courage                              flew home
ammuniton                       headed for the woods
sewing kits                        took them home to make masks
masks                                 went to the ball
tools                                    fled
last mule                            followed the tracks
instruments                       food for a week

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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