If you follow me on Facebook & Twitter, you would know I love playing with writing prompts – it’s a good way to tap into my unconscious knowledge. Starting Dec 1, 2017, I am now offering a Prompt A Day on my blog.

Ariel’s List

I am also offering a free monthly list of Poetry Prompts; these are different than

my daily prompts offered. This is available on Pinterest.

Ariel’s List July 2018  Pinterest Version  Coming soon

Ariel’s List June 2018  Pinterest Version

Ariel’s List May 2018  Pinterest Version

Ariel’s List April 2018  Pinterest Version

Ariel’s List March 2018  Pinterest Version

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 Ariel’s List January 2018 – Pinterest version

Ariel’s List December 2017 – Pinteret version


Archived Prompts

Ariel's LIst April 2018

Jul 8 the house has been thoroughly ransacked

Jul 7 space

Jul 6 Go to your nearest book, turn to page 22. Use the second line of the second paragraph

Jul 5 conversations between people who don’t exist

Jul 4 What color are you

Jul 3 “You don’t strike me as a professional criminal.”  “That’s why I’m so good at it

World Beat Festival

Jul 2 The streets weren’t safe after dawn

Jul 1 I decided to stay here even though you told me not to

Jun 30 repercussions … Alternatively, there’s a World Beat Festival photo prompt

Jun 29 Write an acrostic poem using your full name and three words that describe

Ankany Valley gold
Ankeny Valley Gold

you—good and bad— for each letter

Jun 28 First memory that you have

Jun 27 Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family.  Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.” — Jane Howard.




Host Deter makes sure to welcome all the artists & poets to Witton ..

Jun 26 Start with “Once upon a time” or “Long ago in a land far away.

Jun 25 What’s in your hand?” “It’s mine. I found it.

Jun 24 Witton Farm photo prompt


Springer Botanical Garden

Jun 23 Springer Botanical Garden photo prompt

Jun 22 only 20 words for the rest of your life

Jun 21 why is there a shoe in the road?

Jun 20 how you handle a rainy day

Jun 19 write hard and clear about what hurts” Hemmingway

Jun 18 favorite childhood book

Diversity Tree
Bush Pasture Park – Diversity Tree


Jun 17 father’s day

Jun 16 Bush Pasture Park photo

Jun 15 self-portrait

Ariels List JuneJun 14 ten places never to go

Jun 13 photo uploaded

Jun 12 life in a zoo

Jun 11 rest of your life in a museum

June 10 rest of your life in a library

June 9 wool mill

Jun 8 what trouble can we get into

Jun 7 what pelicans dream of

Jun 3 Gaiety Hollow

Jun 6 lost wednesday

Jun 5 missed appointment

Jun 4 your pet’s perspective

Jun 3 Photo prompt Gaiety Hollow

June 2 Photo prompt kingwood Garden 

Jun 2 Kruss Kingwood Garden


June 1 in an emergency

May 30 en plein air

May 29 rocks & rapids

May 28 in memory

May 27 tying one on

May 26 sleeping in strange places

May 25 taking down art

May 24 you as five objects

May 23 treehugger

May 22 solitaire

May 21 garden gate

May 20 there it was, our island

May 19 bully/ karma

May 18 what animal lives under your skin

May 17 really deserved a good scolding

May 16 blind & stumbling

May 15 trimming the ivy

Ariels List MayMay 14 love letter

May 13 like a child

May 12 like a mother

May 11 Van Gogh

May 10 May I?

May 9 imposition

May 8 Have A Coke

May 7 how your mouth feels when you say  “I Love You”

May 6  homeland

May 5 join hands

May 4 May the fourth be with you

May 3 lyrics to your favorite song

May 2 red

May 1 groceries

Apr 30 pieces of an earlier poemAriel's LIst April 2018

Apr 29 Sunday

Apr 28 Saturday

Apr 27 Friday

Apr 26 Thursday

Apr 25 Wednesday

Apr 24 Tuesday

Apr 23 Monday

Apr 22 wild card (your choice)

Apr 21 representing

Apr 20 sestina

Apr 19 rebuild

Apr 18 dead devices

Apr 17 Shared Questions

Apr 16 the weight of metal

Apr 15 double elevenies

Apr 14 Eleven uses

Apr 13 ABC’s

Apr 12 moments before midnight

Apr 11 what <your name> knows is this

Apr 10 in Wild …

Apr 9 ostrich

Apr 8 chain

Apr 7 awkward moments

Apr 6 Black Stone

Apr 5 words from a poem

Apr 4 lines of seven

Apr 3 procrustean

Apr 2 collage

Apr 1 start (of 2018 PAD challenges)

Ariels List March
Ariels List March Ariel’s List of Poetry Prompts March 2017.

Mar 31 back-up

Mar 30 hyper

Mar 29 Franklin D Roosevelt

Mar 28 caramel

Mar 27 theater

Mar 26 September 1960

Mar 25 an ashtray

Mar 24 baby sister

Mar 23 last male white rhino

Mar 22 water

Mar 21 World Poetry Day

Mar 20 International Day of Happiness

Mar 19 singing at the vernal equinox

Mar 18 awkward moments

Mar 17 cabbage

March 16 kitchen garden

March 15 Kansas

March 14 Pi Day

March 13 you opened an umbrella indoors

March 12 the tang of rain

March 11 Irish

March 10 banshee

March 9 unplug

March 8 International Women’s Day

March 7 a bank teller

Mar 6 a lone cathedral

Mar 5 “42”

Mar 4 cloudy Mars

Mar 3 animal persona (World Wildlife Day)

Mar 2 Minnesota

Mar 1 World Book Day

Feb 28 red caps

Feb 27 polar bear

Ariel's List february 2018 jpeg
ARiel’s List February

Feb 26 County Cork

Feb 25 dust storm

Feb 24 blind

Feb 23 banana bread

Feb 22 George Washington / birthed today

Feb 21 purple

Feb 20 can of spray paint

Feb 19 Wisconsin

Feb 18 Drink Wine Day

Feb 17 buried on Mars

Feb 16 backyard birds

Feb 15 science

Feb 14 tiger

Feb 13 inside a computer

Feb 12 random kindness

Feb 11 shut-in

Feb 10 along the water

Feb 9 no one eats alone

Feb 8 just before dawn

Feb 7 periodic table

Feb 6 hair color

Feb 5  African heiritage & health

Feb 4  homemade soup

Feb 3 women physicians

Feb 2 Wear Red Day

Feb 1 Black History Month

Ariel's List January pix
Ariel’s List of Prompts- Pinterest January 2018

Jan 31 super moon / State Of The Union

Jan 30 college professor

Jan 29 library shelfie

Jan 28 have fun a work

Jan 27 a handy mechanic

Jan 26 big wig

Jan 25 opposite day

Jan 24 on a tree branch

Jan 23 a shipping pier

Jan 22 blonde brownie

Jan 21 Women’s March /Art Action Day

Jan 20 rebel princess

Jan 19 a happy-go-lucky guy

Jan 18 thesaurus

Jan 17 hot buttered rum

Jan 16 National Nothing Day

Jan 15 Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan 14 Ratification Day

Jan 13 Stephan Foster

Jan 12 that cold place

Jan 11 Spring 2025

Jan 10 save the eagles

Jan 9 overdose

Jan 8 argyle

Jan 7 smell of popcorn

Jan 6 cuddle up

Jan 5 life jacket

Jan 4 without a scalpel

Jan 3 new car smell

Jan 2 60% off coupon

Jan 1 Bloody Mary

Dec 31 you survived, thrived

Ariel's List of Poetry Prompts: December
Ariel’s List of Poetry Prompts: Pinterest December 2017


Dec 30 history

Dec 29 tomato & winter squash

Dec 28 Holy Innocents

Dec 27 chills

Dec 26 thank you note

Dec 25 sound of joy

Dec 24 candy

Dec 23 soul sister

Dec 22 equinox, a day late

Dec 21 silencing the internet, taxation without representation, & proof of aliens

Dec 20 Portland

Dec 19 by the fire

Dec 18 Page 22

Dec 17 chocolate-covered anything 

Dec 16 cold dark snow

Dec 15 lights on the tree

Dec 14 late for being naughty

Dec 13  mother, on her birthday

Dec 12 New York City

Dec 11  Chanukah begins

Dec 10 You are the ghost in your house

Dec 9 drunk & drugged

Dec 8 when no=one’s looking

Dec 7 something red

Dec 6 human rights

Dec 5 last time I saw my father

Dec 4 snowbirds

Dec 3 awareness of awareness

Dec 2 the tenth mnth

Dec 1 faux fur