This week, I’ve been focusing on the matter of getting inspired to stay in the writing game. There are oodles of sources for inspiration. You need not look much further than internally (like dreams for example), or maybe even just what’s in front of your face for the external. It doesn’t require a scientific expedition necessarily to locate a treasure trove of literary stimulation.
But then there are times when the inspiration doesn’t come as quickly as we like. Sometimes we need a little nudge, or in the extreme cases, a great, big shove. (Gentle shoves, please. No one falls into the mud on my watch!) This is where writing prompts come in handy. I’ve got two sets of them for you. Today, a prompt for poetry. Tomorrow, regular prose.
My favorite form of poetry is the haiku. Not only is it fun to try and come up with the 5-7-5 syllable verses, but I’ve found some amazing stuff that can come from it.
Your challenge today is to try and form haikus using any of the following items listed below. (One point of kudos per item listed.) Or if you’re so bold, go for broke and come up with a haiku entirely on your own. (5 big Kudos points here for striking it big by standing out!)
The word choices:
Dolphins Apples Seven
Pink Flour Jets
Spiders Sunshine December
Velvet Books Running
Dancing Skipping Dogs
Jousting Sleeping Cameras
Blue Roosters Brown
By the way, a quick word about Kudos Points (KP). I like to think that despite of the “competition” in the writing industry, we’re really just competing with ourselves to write the best poems and stories we possibly can. So I won’t be keeping track of KP, but if you want to shout-out your KP to the world, feel more than free to do so! Woohoo! Now let’s see some haikus!