4.29.2013

Prompts for Weekly Parenting Poetry Workshop — Week 5: Enjoy


Weekly Parenting Poetry WorkshopToday marks the start of the fifth and final week of the Weekly Parenting Poetry Workshop! One last week of prompts to inspire your poetry.

We're each writing at least one parenting-themed poem a week on an overarching parenting theme, which I post on Mondays. On Fridays, I post a linkup so we can all share what we've been working on, and then we enjoy reading each other's work. It's been inspiring for all of us!

I also post daily prompts for the week in advance, both to give you more of an idea of what the theme represents, and for any overachievers who want to write more than one poem a week! Remember, anyone who writes and posts a poem for each day of the challenge automatically wins a signed prize copy of Poetry of a Hobo Mama, and anyone who writes and posts at least weekly will be entered into a drawing for one.

For full details and to grab a badge, see the intro post.

You can enjoy last week's poems here and link up your own if you haven't already! It was a beautiful week of poems on Trust.

Now it's time to get writing for this week! Ready?

The fifth week's theme is

Enjoy


This week we're embracing the camaraderie of parenthood and reveling in our children's joy and creativity. The theme and prompts are springboards, so feel free to interpret them in the way they inspire you. Obviously, we are all at different stages in the parenting journey, so we'll need to write according to where we're at. (To be eligible for a prize, poems must make a good effort at relating, at least loosely, to the theme or prompts. So far everyone's been doing great!)

Optional daily prompts:

April 29: Play: Getting down on your kids' level and involving yourself in the serious, hilarious work of play is not only good for the soul — it's good for a poem.
April 30: Imagination: Celebrate your child's (or your) creativity.
May 1: Needs: What do your children need from you, or what do you need from them?
May 2: Respect: In what ways do you respect your children?
May 3: Work: How does your family combine earning a living with raising children?
May 4: Siblings: Write about those tumultuous, rewarding, exasperating relationships — your own experiences, your children's, your hope for your family size, or stopping at an only.
May 5: Learning: Children learn without trying. Peer into their active, fertile minds.

Write your poem anytime this week on the theme of Enjoy (or go for gold and write on one or more of the daily prompts). If you're blogging along, post your poem(s) on your blog sometime before next Monday. On Friday, I'll provide a linkup post where you can add your link(s) or paste your poem(s) into the comments whenever you're ready.

I'm looking forward to seeing what we all write this last week! Thanks so much for joining in. It's been a pleasure. Happy poeming!
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