Writing Prompt: Coffee Poem

Written by Emily Harstone | July 24, 2014

vintage paper texture, vintage cup background

The prompt this week is a little different. Your challenge is to write a poem about coffee. Although there is one tiny catch. You can never use the words coffee, beans, black, milky, cafe,  or caffeine in this poem. You must convey the idea of coffee, of drinking it, without ever mentioning these words.

Obviously, this is a little tricky. If you want to write a first draft containing these words, go right ahead. But then you must edit them out.

The challenge of this prompt is to convey something without stating it. It is also fun to challenge one’s mind to use new and different language to describe something you encounter everyday, even if you don’t drink it yourself.

Also if you are generally a writer of prose, it is fun to write poetry every now and then, it is also a good way to st reach some of your writerly muscles.

Have fun writing!