25 Poetry Prompts for National Poetry Month- Day 5

Sometimes, organic inspiration fails to come when we need it, and we need a little assistance. Writing prompts come in handy for creating inspiration. Here are 25 writing prompts to help you on those days that need a little help. Continue reading “25 Poetry Prompts for National Poetry Month- Day 5”

The Haiku: National Poetry Month- Day 2

It’s Day 2 of National Poetry Month! Today, I thought I’d spotlight one of my favorite kinds of poems: the haiku.

What is a haiku?

The haiku is a Japanese poem that consists of 3 lines and 17 syllables. The first line has 5 syllables, the second line has 7, and the third line has 5. Traditional Haiku poems are generally about nature, but can always include a metaphor to a larger theme. Continue reading “The Haiku: National Poetry Month- Day 2”

10 Ways to Celebrate National Poetry Month 2015

National Poetry Month is upon us! How are you going to celebrate your favorite poets, pieces, or your own work? Endless possibilities abound!  Continue reading “10 Ways to Celebrate National Poetry Month 2015”