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  • July 20th, 2011 | 4:30 PM
Poetry Prompts

These are some of the poetry prompt cards I use with my incarcerated teen poets (though they can and are used with all sorts of creative writing classes.) They can be interchangeable, of course, but for my planning purposes, yellow cards are good prompts for list poems, lavender cards are emotion cards that I use for our "word of the day" sensory warm-ups, white cards are questions and green cards are unfinished sentences. I add to these all the time.

From Poetry Prompt Cards

From Poetry Prompt Cards
From Poetry Prompt Cards

From Poetry Prompt Cards
There are so many stories only you can tell.Tell them, please.


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July 21st, 2011 07:36 am (UTC)
Definitely not
With rose coloured glasses
There is so much good
Equally as much Evil.

Mountains of happiness
Great wells of sadness
For some there is peace
Others undeniable unrest

Few blessed with wealth
Most with poverty and despair
Those lucky to have good health
Others plagued with sickness

Love comes to most but not all
Patience and kindness are rare
Joy and true happiness
A most fortunate life

These are the things that
We can strive through life
Some succeed, while most others
Will fail miserably.

I consider myself lucky to
Get up everyday,
Struggle through the day
The best that I can.

With food on my table
Clothes on my back
Shoes on my feet
Most of all

That is how
To see the world.

- Anne McKenna

July 21st, 2011 07:27 pm (UTC)
Oh Anne! You did a poem from the prompt cars. I love this one so much. I think this might be one my favorites that you've done.

July 21st, 2011 03:20 pm (UTC)
LOVE these. I can see using them for writing/story/character prompts, too! xo
July 21st, 2011 10:12 pm (UTC)
Thanks, and yep, I used them for story prompts too. Or grab one and say, this is what your character says next.
July 21st, 2011 03:46 pm (UTC)
These are AWESOME! I'm going to link some of my FB friends here...
July 21st, 2011 10:12 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Kate.
July 21st, 2011 07:19 pm (UTC)
ellie wrote
These prompt cards are just beautiful and showcase your artistic side. Wish I could have had you for a teacher way back when. You are so inspiring!
July 21st, 2011 07:26 pm (UTC)
Re: ellie wrote
Thanks for the kind words, ellie. I want to decorate the rest of the cards but time got away from me for this class. It's a good doodle project.

I don't know how good I am, really, at teaching, but I have to admit I love love love writing/poetry prompts.
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Who am I?I was born on the Cancer/Leo cusp and share a birthday with Ernest Hemingway and Robin Williams. The similarities don't stop there as I can go from depressed to ecstatic without ever passing go. I feel scared most of the time though my friends call me brave and I find it easier to believe in my friends than to believe in my own abilities to make what I want out of my life.

Who am I? A wife, a mother, a daughter, and even, gulp, a grandmother.

Who am I? A writer who never gets tired of playing with words, even when the words are hard to find. A writer of books for children and articles for grown-ups and many things in-between.

Who am I? A motivational speaker, writing instructor, workshop leader and full-time follower of dreams.

Who am I? Read and find out.

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