Poetry Challenge – August Prompt and Writing Resources

A and I Poetry Challenge-  Tips on Writing and Prompt for August – see below

Hosts Blogger and writer from New Zealand, Ineke from and Blogger, Amanda from Something to Ponder About, are jointly hosting the A and I Poetry Challenge in English and in Afrikaans, in the WordPress community.


The challenge is open to everyone, from complete beginners to advanced writers or aspiring poets. The challenge will run from March to October, 2018.

You can write in either language but please post a link back or comment at both WordPress blogs to indicate your interest and include the tag  A and I Poetry Challenge.

Each month we will post poetry writing tips, (see this month’s below) and link-backs to those who contributed by posting a poem with the Tag  A and I Poetry Challenge. on their blog.

Beginner poet, hobbyist or Advanced writer – we hope you will join in with us.

For Full guidelines click here.

A and I Poetry Challenge


August PromptWrite a Heart poem


This might be a poem with lines written in the shape of a heart, or a poem about love, getting to the heart of a problem, about  folks wearing their hearts on their sleeves, or someone showing a lot of heart in competitions.

Post on your blog on or before 30th August, 2018 to be included in the link-backs for August.  The prompt is merely a suggestion and any topic is welcome.

Hearts on waterfeature (Small)
Write a Heart Poem in August

August Poetry Writing Tips

Finding inspiration to write poetry isn’t always easy or may not come automatically to many of us. Sometimes, our minds just get stuck for the right word. Or you can feel the word on the tip of your tongue but cannot get it out?

There are loads of tools on the net to help you in this sticky situation.

This month we look at some sites to help us find inspiration and words for our Poetry.


The most popular rhyming dictionary is RhymeZone. Enter the word you need a rhyme for and Rhymezone returns multiple words that rhyme. RhymeZone also has some useful advanced features. If you want to find words that rhyme with love, just enter “love” at Rhymezone and you will get responses for one syllable and multi-syllable rhyming words. You can also search for synonyms or even definitions with this site.

Rhymes Lexemic

This site gives you options to vary the number of syllables and use a pronunciation search as opposed to one that searches on correct spelling alone.


This site gives you options in other languages

allows you to search by tag, rhyme and submit your creation online so you can read others’ poems for inspiration.

This site gives you words that sound good together even if don’t technically rhyme.

More Rhyming Dictionary Sites


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33 thoughts on “Poetry Challenge – August Prompt and Writing Resources”

    1. Thank you Ineke, I think we needed something light and a little different. The poems I have written seem to have come from a darker spot in my mind, so I wanted to write something light, positive and refreshing. I can’t wait to see what is produced, especially with all the fun sites to visit and inspire us! Thank you also for your wonderful support. I have discovered new African post because of your co-hosting the challenge. Have a wonderful week!

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    1. Thank you! It is sweet of you to say that! I would love you to write a poem for our challenge, in addition to the one that I should include in the round up at the end of August!


  1. Great post.

    When I was at the bottom of my life, I wrote many heartbreaking poems in Finnish. I guess that when soul has problems it tells it someway and my way was writing poems.

    All the best. Matti

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    1. Poetry can be an excellent way to vent emotions, Matti! In a constructive cathartic way! Have you published any of them on your blog? They would be a lovely accompaniment to your photographs.

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    1. Thanks for joining in again. I will pop over and read it soon. At the moment your site is not loading for me. Some kind of connection flick on my end I think. I will check again tomorrow.

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