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Poetry Prompt - through Sunday, April 19, 2009

Poetry Prompt - through Sunday, April 19, 2009

April is National Poetry Month in the U.S.


Interior of a Farm House

By Thomas Hart Benton


This week, for Sunday, April 19th, our SIMPLY SNICKERS poetry prompt includes these key words:




This week, we celebrate the birthday of American Regionalist painter Thomas Hart Benton, who was born on April 15, 1889. To honor this artist, SIMPLY SNICKERS offers samples of his artwork to accompany this week’s prompt.


Boy Fishing

By Thomas Hart Benton



Threshing Wheat

By Thomas Hart Benton


Feel free to use the artwork in your own blog post, or not, as inspiration strikes you. Just be sure to come back to SIMPLY SNICKERS by Sunday, April 19th, and leave a comment with a link to your post, once you have published your poem on your own blog.

Please check out the other SIMPLY SNICKERS entries. What creative writer doesn’t appreciate encouraging comments?

We also invite you to visit The Meme Express for daily blogging prompts. Try today’s prompt, or pick one from the archives. See what starts your creative engine – for poetry, prose, photography or other postings.

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On Sundays, you may leave comments (with links to your SIMPLY SNICKERS entries) at The Meme Express, which issues a Sunday Invitation to SIMPLY SNICKERS each week.

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  1. Once again I've enjoyed responding to your thought-provoking choices.

  2. Linda,

    I so enjoyed responding to your "Poetry Prompt" challenge of Sunday, April 19, 2009. I have my poem posted on my blog and would love for you to see it! It is entitled, "Catch and Release."

    Please let me know if there is anything else I am supposed to do as I am new to the "meme" world!

    Thank you,


  3. Played with a short story using your prompt. Thank you for the inspiration :)

  4. I am really impressed by Thomar h. Benton's art. I've never imaginated the American' thought about their lives at Depression Time, the Slavery, War and many other epochs presented in Benton's art, I'm Brazilian and completed emotioned by him. Thank you, Mr. Benton. LĂșcia.