April 13, 2017: Poetry Writing Prompt – Brendan Constantine

This poetry writing prompt submitted by Brendan Constantine.

The Opposites Game

In a funk? Nothing inspires you? Starting to resent your favorite writers? PERFECT!

Take a poem by someone else and rewrite it, saying the exact opposite of everything it describes or asserts. Where possible, structure your poem identically, line-breaks and all.

If the first poem starts, “Once upon a time…” then you might begin with “Twice under never…”  It shouldn’t take long before you encounter terms without an obvious antonym.

Go with your instincts, write what feels emotionally true.

 

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