April 3, 2024: Poetry Writing Prompt from John Reinhart

This poetry writing prompt submitted by John Reinhart:

Here is an outline for a sonnet. Don’t worry about rhyme or meter, or following the rules. If you follow a map app to get to your destination as fast as possible, you’ll never get lost in the woods or find the farmstand with the really good blueberries.

On line one, write about the inner life of a pineapple.

Line two: a fact about your hometown.

Line three: something that comes in threes.

Line four: where were you last night?

Lines five through eight: two animals meet somewhere unusual.

Lines nine through ten: a wish someone has for the pineapple.

Lines eleven and twelve: what did you wish for when you were eight?

Lines thirteen and fourteen: must incorporate one of the following words – hullaballoo, ragamuffin, hooferaw, scoundrelous, or cacophony – and discuss a secret, something hidden, or something no one else knows.

If you write a poem from this prompt, post it as a comment underneath the prompt in the Poetry Super Highway Facebook Group.

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