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Prompt #34, It’s Post Your Poems Day!

December 29, 2010

Last Line as First Line

Nicole Nicholson asked us to use the last line of one of our poems and craft from that a new poem now. This new poem might be a restatement of the original poem, but from some shifted perspective perhaps, or illuminate some yet unspoken aspect of that first poem. Or it might simply launch itself into a totally new poem instead. What was your result? Time to share is now…

Don’t have a poem yet? Perhaps read a few done by others here, be inspired. There’s still plenty of time to discover a poem for yourself!

Leave the links to your poems in the comments of this post, then go visit your fellow writers’ sites and read their work. Remember to leave only positive comments in the spirit of sharing and not critiquing. We look forward to reading your poems!


Please remember to include a link with your blog poem post that links right back to here, this “Post Your Poems Day”, so that others reading your poem can also share in this community poem experience – maybe even someone new to We Write Poems!

If you are new to WWP, please be welcome to look around and read. The full prompt description you can find under “Recent Posts” on the top right of our page.

  1. Irene permalink*
    December 29, 2010 1:12 am

    Oh hey I’m first in line..

    the last line

  2. December 29, 2010 2:22 am

    Very intriguing prompt. Thanks Nicole.
    Happy New Year all.

  3. December 29, 2010 4:29 am

    It’s raining cats and dogs in Maumelle, thus it has affected my melancholy mood. A sonnet popped out dear bards. Cheers for the New Year. On the eve we will feast on standing rib roast, Yorkshire pudding, a spread of veggies, and champagne. I wish you were here to enjoy the warmth of the fireplace, our hearts and the table. The best to everyone in 2011.

    Push back the night

  4. December 29, 2010 4:51 am

    Great prompt Nicole,


  5. December 29, 2010 7:37 am

    This went a completely different place than the original:



  6. December 29, 2010 7:38 am

    Thanks for the prompt. Here’s what transpired for me:

  7. December 29, 2010 7:48 am

    I included the poem I took the last line from, (They’re short)
    I included the poem the last line came from

  8. December 29, 2010 8:53 am

    Written on: St. Stephen’s Day

  9. December 29, 2010 9:30 am


  10. December 29, 2010 2:30 pm

    Thanks for this invitation. I enjoyed reading everyone’s poems, and this is a simple one that followed –

  11. December 30, 2010 5:55 pm

    I’m late; but better late than never!

  12. December 31, 2010 10:15 am

    check out for a daily poetry workout… we give you a random first line, you finish the rest

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