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Poetry Prompts Archives - Page 2 of 4 - The Smoky Poet
20 09, 2015

Today’s Cinqku Challenge: Country

2015-09-21T18:47:22-05:00September 20th, 2015|Cinqku Challenge, Poetry, Poetry Prompts|

Today's Cinqku Challenge is to write a Cinqku poem using the word 'country.' When I think of the word country, I think of both the country that I live in, as well as living outside the city in the country. You see, although I live in the city, each day I stare out my bedroom window [...]

19 09, 2015

Today’s Cinqku Challenge: City

2015-09-21T18:47:57-05:00September 19th, 2015|Cinqku Challenge, Poetry, Poetry Prompts|

Today's Cinqku Challenge is to create a cinqku using the word 'city.' When I think of the word city, visions of buildings and the sounds of car horns evoke great memories. I am always intrigued when exploring a new city, such as the city of Austin, Texas, which I recently traveled to in the [...]

18 09, 2015

Today’s Cinqku Challenge: Arch

2015-09-23T19:55:45-05:00September 18th, 2015|Cinqku Challenge, Poetry, Poetry Prompts|

Today's Cinqku Challenge is to create a cinqku using the word 'arch.' When I think about the word arch, the first thing that comes to my mind is the beauty of the architectural designed arch. Now you question this statement by now arching your eyebrows. Have fun with this writing prompt.

17 09, 2015

Today’s Cinqku Challenge: Rain

2015-09-17T14:18:04-05:00September 17th, 2015|Cinqku Challenge, Last Post, Poetry, Poetry Prompts|

Today's Cinqku Challenge is to create a cinqku using the word 'rain.' When I think about the word rain, two images come to main: tears flowing down my face like rain drops, as well as literally rain. While many people don't like the rain, I love the rain. There is something soothing about hearing rain [...]

16 09, 2015

Today’s Cinqku Challenge: Faith

2015-09-16T21:34:48-05:00September 16th, 2015|Cinqku Challenge, Last Post, Poetry, Poetry Prompts|

Today's Cinqku Challenge is to create a cinqku using the word 'faith.' When I think about the word faith, I think about having faith in myself to do what is right versus wrong, as compared to the religious connotation of faith. Don't get me wrong, I have a tremendous amount of religious faith, but at [...]

15 09, 2015

Today’s Cinqku Challenge: Wave

2015-09-15T09:41:09-05:00September 15th, 2015|Cinqku Challenge, Last Post, Poetry, Poetry Prompts|

Today's Cinqku Challenge is to create a cinqku using the word 'wave.' When I think about the word wave, I can fondly recall sitting on the beach of the Oregon coast, skipping sea shells into the roaring waves as the gentle under toe tried to carry me into the water. A wave of emotion or [...]

14 09, 2015

Today’s Cinqku Challenge: Sand

2015-09-14T08:13:37-05:00September 14th, 2015|Cinqku Challenge, Last Post, Poetry, Poetry Prompts|

Today's Cinqku Challenge is to create a cinqku using the word 'sand.' When I think about the word sand, memories of playing in a sand box as a child flow through my mind, as well as firmly placing my feet into the sand of a beach. Sand can also evoke movement, such as the [...]

13 09, 2015

Today’s Cinqku Challenge: Shadow

2015-09-17T14:13:22-05:00September 13th, 2015|Cinqku Challenge, Poetry, Poetry Prompts|

Today's Cinqku Challenge is to create a cinqku using the word 'shadow.' When I think about the word shadow, it reminds me of many different things: making shadow puppets as a lad, the dark corners of my mind or simply the fleeting sun. Have some fun with this prompt today.

12 09, 2015

Today’s Cinqku Challenge: Shore

2015-09-17T14:14:14-05:00September 12th, 2015|Cinqku Challenge, Poetry, Poetry Prompts|

Today's Cinqku Challenge is to create a cinqku using the word 'shore.' When I think about the word shore, I recall fond memories of visting the shore of the Oregon coast. To "shore" up something also can mean to prop something up to prevent it from thinking, such as a relationship.

11 09, 2015

Today’s Cinqku Challenge: Honor

2015-09-11T07:08:11-05:00September 11th, 2015|Cinqku Challenge, Poetry, Poetry Prompts|

Today's Cinqku Challenge is to create a cinqku using the word 'honor.' When I think about the word honor for today, September 11th, 2015, I think of honoring those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice to defend their country. In addition, today is the 14th anniversary of the September 11th, 2011 terrorist attacks on [...]

10 09, 2015

Today’s Cinqku Challenge: Stop

2015-09-10T07:36:30-05:00September 10th, 2015|Cinqku Challenge, Last Post, Poetry, Poetry Prompts|

Today's Cinqku Challenge is to create a cinqku using the word 'stop.' When I think about the word stop, I think of coming to a literal stop, such as with a stop sign, as well as to stop doing a particular action, such as clipping my nails in public (ewww, I don't do that). Have [...]

9 09, 2015

Today’s Cinqku Challenge: Play

2015-09-09T06:08:56-05:00September 9th, 2015|Cinqku Challenge, Poetry, Poetry Prompts|

Today's Cinqku Challenge is to create a cinqku using the word 'play.' When I think about the word play, I think of the a game play or being on a playground with friends. In addition, one could also think of a theatrical performance or play. For example, I always loved to play in the [...]

8 09, 2015

Today’s Cinqku Challenge: Sunday

2015-09-08T06:15:14-05:00September 8th, 2015|Cinqku Challenge, Poetry, Poetry Prompts|

Today's Cinqku Challenge is to create a cinqku using the word 'Sunday.' When I think about the word Sunday, I think of one word that has two meanings or more properly known as a homonym. For example, a Sunday could be the day of the week or a tasty treat. An example might me, [...]

6 09, 2015

Today’s Cinqku Challenge: Fall

2015-09-06T16:32:22-05:00September 6th, 2015|Cinqku Challenge, Last Post, Poetry, Poetry Prompts|

Today's Cinqku Challenge is to create a cinqku using the word 'fall.' When I think about the word fall, I think of the action of falling down and always getting up, as well as the season of Fall. You see, September is my favorite month of all, and I love to fall into the leaves of [...]