Greetings, Figmenters! We’re thrilled to present to you the first prompt of this week’s Poem-A-Day Challenge. As you may recall, we’ll be posting a poetry prompt every day for the next five days; those who respond to all five prompts will be entered to win a copy of the Norton Anthology of Poetry and another poetry book of the winner’s choosing.
The talented poet Emily Moore, whose poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, Poetry Daily, The Yale Review, and the 6th Edition of Poetry: A Pocket Anthology, has given us some killer prompts for the challenge.
There are no restrictions on the poems you write in terms of length, meter, or rhyme: they can be haiku, limericks, sonnets, free verse, diamantes . . . you get the drift (and you can change your style or form every day; uniformity is not required). The only requirement is that you post your poem within 24 hours of each prompt’s announcement and that you tag it appropriately. Today’s tag will be: MondayPADC
And now for today’s prompt, from Emily:
Write a poem about a time you were outside after dark.
Faster, Figmenters, write, write!