Tips - Poetry Teatime
All About Ruins

All About Ruins

There is something powerful about ruins. They make us think about the greatness of the past and the passage of time. They remind us of history and the future. It's no wonder that ruins have been a source of poetic inspiration for a very long time.

Poetry Prompt: Apple-Picking

Poetry Prompt: Apple-Picking

Have you ever gone apple-picking? Have you smelled the crisp fall air and bit into a red apple right from the tree? Tugged on each apple carefully to see which one is ripe enough to let go of its branch? Whether you've never picked an apple or have a dozen apple trees in your yard, it's time to write some apple-picking poetry!

Beginning a Poem

Beginning a Poem

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the start of something new? Maybe it's something you've never tried before and you don't know where to start. Maybe you have too many ideas and can't narrow them down.

Today, we'll be de-mystifying one part of the poetry writing process: beginnings. If you've never written a poem before, today's the perfect chance to start!

Poetry Prompt: Patterns

Poetry Prompt: Patterns

Poetry is a type of writing that's defined by patterns. Whether it's the number of lines in a stanza or the beats of rhythm and rhyme in a line, you'll find patterns everywhere in every poem you read. So for today's poetry prompt, we'll be diving into patterns and using them to inspire our writing!

Movie Themed Teatime

Movie Themed Teatime

Pull up a chair, sit back, and relax, because the show is about to begin! Today, we’ll be exploring all the ways that movies and poetry overlap, from quotes used in movies to entire films based on a poem. So pop some popcorn and let’s get started!

Poetry Prompt: Stargazing

Poetry Prompt: Stargazing

It's summertime in the Northern Hemisphere, the perfect time of year to stay up late and stare up at the night sky! It's also a great time to create some stargazing stories and poems. So grab your telescopes and let's go!

Poetry Prompt: Sports Poetry

Poetry Prompt: Sports Poetry

Are you part of a team? Love running cross-country or playing baseball? Prefer to watch basketball or soccer from your couch? Or do you do both? Whatever your relationship is to sports, there's a sports-related poetry prompt for you!