Yomi Adegoke's Challenges

Day 2 – Ten Minute Poem

It’s Day 2! The January Challenge is all about trying something new and seeing what happens. Find something to write with, and let’s go! 

Today’s challenge is from Michelle Wright.

“I’m Michelle, 50 something from Merseyside. I chose this challenge because poetry is close to my heart and I feel we can include it in everyday life.”


Set a timer for 10 minutes. Think back to the moment you woke up today. What is the first thing you remember? Is it something you saw? Something you smelt, tasted, heard, or remember feeling? Write a poem that captures that moment. Don’t spend any longer than 10 minutes! 


How did it feel to spend just 10 minutes writing your poem? Does your poem surprise you? 


Join the conversation online by using the hashtags #TheJanuaryChallenge #64MillionArtists, and tag us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook!

Get your friends, family, colleagues and neighbours involved by sharing your poems with them.