Writing Poetry and Creative Inspiration

An eclectic collection of poetry ideas and links to inspire your creative writing:)

Poetry Journals

Sketching and art journaling poems can be a fun and playful way to ramp up your creativity.

Poetry Links


Poetry For Children

Miss Rumphius Effect: Poetry Friday Schedule

National Poetry Month

30 Poetry Prompts = A Month of Poems

Day 1:  Write a poem about a new beginning.

Day 2: Write a poem with two voices in it, or from two different perspectives.

Day 3: Write a celebration poem.  

Day 4: An “open door” poem… write a poem when something you didn’t expect happened – a new opportunity, a surprise…

Day 5: Write about something that is ignored – shine a light on it.

Day 6: Write about a common object you take for granted that you wouldn’t want to live without.

Day 7: Write about a favorite place.

Day 8: Congratulations on writing a week of poems! Write a poem about something that takes a certain amount of time, a day, a week or year.

Day 9: Write about a scientific discovery that we take for granted: Frame it – What would we do without…?

Day 10: Write about something from a bird-eye view.

Day 11: Write about an action or inaction. 

Day 12: Write about a familiar, everyday, place that ages over time.

Day 13: Write about a complicated feeling.

Day 14: Write about a favorite, or ideal pet, real or imagined.

Day 15: We are in the middle of the month! Congratulations! Write about a situation when you were stuck in the middle of something.

Day 16: Write about change or a life cycle.

Day 17: Write about something you are grateful for.

Day 18: Write about your most comfortable piece of clothing.

Day 19: Write about a time when you were afraid.

Day 20: Write a “wish” poem.

Day 21: Yay! You are in the home stretch! Write a “travel” poem, or a poem about a journey.

Day 22: Write about you, one trait or interest that makes you unique.

Day 23: Write an observation poem. Sit, watch, write.

Day 24: Write a delicious food poem.

Day 25: Write a poem from an objects point of view- a table, a chair, an earring:)

Day 26: Write a poem in only sounds (other than the title)

Day 27: Write a poem entitled: 3 Important Things before…

Day 28: Write a poem about a name.

Day 29: Write a poem about a reason to dance.

Day 30:  Hooray! Last day of the poem calendar, write a poem that is based on your favorite word or favorite color.