A networking acquaintance of mine, Robert Lee Brewer, of Writer's Digest, is sponsoring a Poem a Day Challenge on his blog. I'm participating and so far it's been fun. The prompts are basic, allowing novice poets a level of comfort, and the variety of styles, themes, and sophistication of the daily responses are encouraging. Over 400 people post newly composed poems a day, the first few days saw over 700...which is pretty cool. Sure it would be more impressive if there were 40,000 posts a day, but you can't complain about 400 eager poets, wanna-bes, and part-timers grinding verse out. You can check out his prompts here.
As a personal note: I haven't written anything to shout down the well, but it's fun jamming on the day's theme, even if it's only for a few minutes every night after the kids are asleep.