Poetry Prompts

Choose a noun and an adjective from the following columns. The noun will be the subject of your poem and the adjective will be the tone or the starting approach/angle of your poem. You can always create your own list of nouns and adjectives and use them with our list!

Nouns
  1. Childhood
  2. Story
  3. Love
  4. Treasure
  5. Grief
  6. Life
  7. Happiness
  8. Relationships
  9. Health
  10. Past
  11. Present
  12. Future
  13. Death
  14. Nature
  15. Dreams
  16. Innocence
  17. Sins
  18. Music
  19. Words
  20. Art
  21. Society
  22. Culture
  23. People
  24. Emotions
  25. Silence

Adjectives
  1. Enchanting
  2. Nostalgic
  3. Harsh
  4. Ethereal
  5. Positive
  6. Negative
  7. Cautious
  8. Sarcastic
  9. Cynical
  10. Deceitful
  11. Adoringly
  12. Amusing
  13. Thankful
  14. Animalistic
  15. Bewildered
  16. Selfish
  17. Envious
  18. Careful
  19. Wistful
  20. Depressing
  21. Lonely
  22. Mysterious
  23. Comical
  24. Curious
  25. Fearful

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