Poetry Challenge #65


Shakespeare wrote 154 sonnets in iambic pentameter. Each one was fourteen lines long with a specific rhyme pattern.

Iambic pentameter is a singsong rhythm—da DA da DA da DA da DA da DA. If you can’t quite hear it, try putting ten syllables on each line. Can you write four lines of iambic pentameter? You can rhyme each pair of lines (AABB) or every other one (ABAB), whichever you choose.

Write on any subject you want or choose one of the prompts below.

I wish I could remember…
I love the smell of…
I’m waiting for…


Set the timer for 7 minutes.

Start writing!

Don’t think about it too much; just do it.

*Kelly Bennett and I began this 7-Minute Poetry Challenge over 950 days ago. We now take turns creating our own prompts to share with you. If you join us in the 7-Minute Poetry Challenge let us know by posting the title, a note, or if you want, the whole poem in the comments.