About Daily Quordle Poem

Daily Quordle Poem was invented by Kyle Edwards, when he thought of using the solution words for Quordle as the prompts for a playful verse and begat the form with this tweet:

The idea quickly turned into a Quordle based creative writing prompt. The prompt has some unusual characteristics.

1. It is potentially doable on a daily basis, since it requires only four lines.

2. It can lead to creative “reveals”, given that four words are laid down as a starting minimum. The day’s words tend to lead the writer to unexpected places, partially because of the need to give coherence to four seemingly unconnected words. When a coherent image or story emerges, it can seem like a bit of a revelation. It’s a small daily ode to being creative and what creativity can mean: the emergence of the new from the given.

At first, DQP was coordinated via the Twitter account @QuordlePoem, which served to highlight people’s contributions and was administered by David Wright. Others soon joined in. At a high point we had perhaps 8-10 regular participants.

One of the problems of “hosting” on Twitter was that contributors had to be active on Twitter to participate. We would find people willing to give it a go who had no interest in being on Twitter.

DailyQuordlePoem.com’s WordPress based blog (right here) is meant to fix that. If you have an account here, you can post here. Then you can link back to your posts here from any social or other platform you would like.

How to get an account

You can use the contact form to request one. Or, if you are active on Twitter, you can contact @QuordlePoem to get set up. The same goes for Mastodon, you can contact @DailyQuordlePoem@zirk.us.


Original rules

  1. Write a poem, lines starting with yesterday’s Quordle words (don’t “spoil” today’s Quordle for others)
  2. In one tweet! (So, 280 character at the time of the birth of the form).
  3. Use the #DailyQuordlePoem hashtag if you are on a platform that does hashtags.
  4. Have fun playing at https://quordle.com to get the words!

Click here for the rules post from the Twitter @QuordlePoem account.


A number of participants have stuck to the original rules which in some ways level-sets and makes it easier to appreciatively compare different posts. However, other participants have experimented with variations, such as not requiring that the Quordle words be at the start of the line (that original requirement does makes writing harder), or posting in a longer format. The whole spirit of Daily Quordle Poem is to encourage word play and provide a creative writing prompt via four Quordle words, so variations are also welcome. Variations equally express the playful spirit of Quordle poems.