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Poetry Prompt: Phase

Welcome to Rain City Slam’s Writing Prompt! Take this prompt and do whatever you like with it – chew on it for a while, write pages in your journal, think about it while you go on your morning run, and write a poem about it. The important thing about this prompt is not to judge yourself for the quality of your writing. Don’t let your inner editor stop you from getting something out. Nothing has to be perfect when you first write it (and scarcely is anything ever perfect anyway).


This week’s poetry prompt is: Phase.

Maybe you’re going through a phase and maybe you’re not – what does the word mean to you? Does it conjure up images of the relationship between the moon and the ocean and thus, our own lives? Does it remind you of things you told your mom you were not going through when you applied your eyeliner on ..maybe a bit too thick, now you think about it decades later?

Tip: if a poem is not coming to you immediately, write about what comes to mind when you hear the word phase.

Write this prompt out and bring the results to this week’s (1/20/2019) Rain City Poetry Slam, 8pm, Jai Thai at Capitol Hill in Seattle. Not only is there amazing food, but there is a competition this week – our final qualifier for the West Coast Tour! Think you’ve got what it takes to be on the tour team? We think you do, too. We look forward to seeing you this Wednesday night at Jai Thai!





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