April 23, 2019
Poetry Prompt #13

It's National Poetry Month, so what better time to write some poetry? Here's a prompt to get you writing from Butler University's Alessandra Lynch.

Questions as Crescendo

For inspiration: Carl Phillips’s “As from a Quiver of Arrows

Fill  a page with as many questions as you can—large and small—silly and serious—practical and mystical.

Choose the question you feel is richest, strangest, most emotionally complex.

Write a poem beginning with that question. Let the question breed other questions and observations.  Increase the number of questions as the poem moves along until the final stanza or last five lines of the poem are nothing but questions.

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