Poetry Prompt Challenge

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I have a list of 50 Poetry titles and their authors. You can write to the title or go look at the poem and be inspired by the form of the write, the ideas, descriptors or a random line in that poem. We are all writing lyrics which are poems dancing in the music, so using a poem to inspire that has never held music before should work. This is for you to choose and if you don't like these titles, go find a poem that does inspire. Tag #poetryprompt if you give it a try.

1. Phenomenal Woman Maya Angelou
2. Where the Sidewalk Ends Shel Silverstein
3. If You Forget Me Pablo Neruda
4. I carry your heart with me E. E. Cummings
5. The Road Not Taken Robert Frost
6. A Dream Within A Dream Edgar Allan Poe
7. There is another sky Emily Dickinson
8. Life Is Fine Langston Hughes
9. A Girl Ezra Pound
10. Messy Room Shel Silverstein
11. To My Wife - With A Copy Of My Poems Oscar Wilde
12. Still I Rise Maya Angelou
13. Let America Be America Again Langston Hughes
14. To You Walt Whitman
15. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening Robert Frost
16. I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud William Wordsworth
17. The New Poetry Handbook Mark Strand
18. Funeral Blues W. H. Auden
19. Touched by An Angel Maya Angelou
20. The Raven Edgar Allan Poe
21. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night Dylan Thomas
22. A Word to Husbands Ogden Nash
23. Bear In There Shel Silverstein
24. If those I loved were lost Emily Dickinson
25. Romance Edgar Allan Poe
26. Seeker Of Truth E. E. Cummings
27. I Taught Myself To Live Simply Anna Akhmatova
28. Walking Around Pablo Neruda
29. Digging Seamus Heaney
30. Brown Penny William Butler Yeats
31. The Broken Heart William Barnes
32. A Birthday Poem Ted Kooser
33. The Mother Gwendolyn Brooks
34. A Life Sylvia Plath
35. As Soon as Fred Gets Out of Bed Jack Prelutsky
36. I'm not Yours Sara Teasdale
37. And The Moon And The Stars And The World Charles Bukowski
38. America Allen Ginsberg
39. Those Winter Sundays Robert Hayden
40. All the World's a Stage William Shakespeare
41. A Poison Tree William Blake
42. Daddy Sylvia Plath
43. Be Glad Your Nose is on Your Face Jack Prelutsky
44. O Captain! My Captain! Walt Whitman
45. A Red, Red Rose Robert Burns
46. I know why the caged bird sings Maya Angelou
47. Fast rode the knight Stephen Crane
48. Happiness Raymond Carver
49. A Pretty a Day E. E. Cummings
50. Dream Deferred Langston Hughes

Well you know I gotta try! I might do more than one. Great idea!

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This is a pretty cool prompt. Here's hoping I can get around to doing it.

Great idea!

Love this! It might be fun to try and put together a bunch of different famous poetry quotes. Hmm... *wanders off, pondering*

Im going to play with “touched by an Angel”

Help, I can't stop! This one is based on a Frost poem


I did thid one from touched by an angel http://fiftyninety.fawmers.org/song/48202

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And here's the latest poetry prompt entry from @cola and me:


I gave Phenomenal Woman Maya Angelou a shot.


I wrote something using the title 'Digging' from my compatriot Seamus Heaney.

Wrote this after reading Raymond Carver's Happiness poem


I am trying to keep up with this challenge and read and respond to everyone's amazing entries!! This all has gone so well, I am overwhelmed!!