Topic 07: Lycanthropy -- write a poem inspired by metamorphosing into an animal, being an animal or from the point of view of an animal. Form : any Line requirements: 8 lines or more Join in for free at www.pigpenpoetry.com Paschal Mystery
The key to all the world's best stories lies
in character; the mystery of man
renews when humans anthropomorphise
the beast, whose virtues fit the author's plan.
From small, I grew like only legends can,
and altered from the pagan to
Topic 06: a poem inspired by the euphoria of the first time you do something (sex, love, drugs, poetry) or possibly inspired by the longing for recapturing that feeling of the first time Form : any Line requirements: 8 lines or more Get involved for free at www.pigpenpoetry.com Sunrise
Perfectionism does not lend itself much
to euphoric moments. Every first is flawed,
and every retry admits fault.
My voice sounds like her voice now. At least
I try to say different
Topic 05: Write an ekphrastic poem - a poem inspired by a piece of artwork. Provide a link to the artwork if you can.
Form : any
Line requirements: 8 lines or more Get involved for free at www.pigpenpoetry.com Creed
And from the dirt, we see
our molecules pressed into the soles
of Your departing feet as You
rise toward power, past the oceans
-- barren now -- that fed You,
past the sun that burns
the flowers; You stretch to devour
the dove, consume the Queen
Topic 04: Poems inspired by the French phrase "entre chien et loup" which is a phrase that loosely translate to "between a wolf and a dog" and is used to describe that time at twilight when it can be difficult to distinguish between a wolf and a dog or a situation when it is difficult to tell when something is benevolent or dangerous. Write a poem inspired by this.
Form : any
Line requirements: 8 lines or more Get involved for free at www.pigpenpoetry.com Man He is workin
Topic 03: A poem inspired by "Danse Macabre" in the traditional sense as defined by google: a medieval allegorical representation in which a personified Death leads all types of people to the grave, intended to emphasize the equality of all before death. Form : any Line requirements: 8 lines or more Get involved for free at www.pigpenpoetry.com Danse-off
Grim came knocking on my door the other night,
but I’d had a drink and was ready for a fight.
When he said “come” I was
Topic 02: Write a poem inspired by the number two, couples, doubles or a dichotomy.
Form : any
Line requirements: 8 lines or more Duel I don't remember how the world turned grey
or why we stopped pretending -- just the way
we twisted into text and through our phones
we sank. I sent you sticks, you sent me stones,
and neither of us watched the ricochet.
We drained her world of joyfulness and play
and as she fell beneath our sad melee
we argued about -- what? Libido?
Day 1 prompt Topic 01: Write a poem inspired by the number one, or single, solo, solitude, etc.
Form : any
Line requirements: 8 lines or more Solitude
It is shallow here beneath the pull of temporal binding where suns rise and set between one another and flesh melts against bone Pebble thoughts glance across reflected shadows to drown in sediment and silence No good can come of words that are not whispered against your pillow Get involved, or read other National Poetry Mo