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Prompt #98, It’s Post Your Poems Day!

March 21, 2012

Signs

a community poem prompt

  
We Write Poems:  
What “signs” did you find to reveal and describe to us?  Was it enough, simply the process to discover them, or did you also feel compelled to further invest them into a greater story and expanding their meaning to you?  Irene is correct, “Language itself is a sign”, a symbol for understanding and meaning beyond the obvious surface itself.  Of course a sign can just be a sign!  It all depends…  Now your turn to share your poetic signs!

Thank you again to Irene for suggesting this prompt.  The notion of “signs” is really a big wide open door of possibilities.

Don’t have a poem yet? Perhaps read a few done by others here, be inspired. There’s still plenty of time to discover a poem for yourself!

Leave the links to your poems in the comments of this post, then go visit your fellow writers’ sites and read their work. Remember to leave only positive comments in the spirit of sharing and not critiquing. We look forward to reading your poems!

Please remember to include a link with your blog poem post that links right back to here, this “Post Your Poems Day”, so that others reading your poem can also share in this community poem experience – maybe even someone new to We Write Poems!

If you are new to WWP, please be welcome to look around and read. The full prompt description you can find under “Recent Posts” on the top right of our page.

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20 Comments leave one →
  1. magicalmysticalteacher permalink
    March 21, 2012 2:02 am

    This was a fruitful prompt for me. All of these haiku deal with “signs.” Just click on the links provided. I welcome your visit!

    Brushing the Sky

    Threading the Cloister

    Savage Signs of Spring

    Seven Signs of Spring

    Seven Springs Ago

  2. March 21, 2012 2:55 am

    Yea, language (signifier) is always trying to express something (signified) isn’t it? Language is naming and more than that, it’s a kind of clay or play dough. And a poem, well, even better, tries to say something that’s the implied. I’ve used the voice of a caterpillar.

    I feel myself changing

  3. March 21, 2012 4:33 am

    Anyone who has ever dipped a hook in water knows there are many signs and a multiplicity of contradiction in Fishing.

  4. March 21, 2012 4:58 am

    Signs of an Apocalypse Heaeding Our WAy? can be found at
    Marianv.blog.co.uk.

    • March 21, 2012 4:20 pm

      Hunkering down – is this the new zeitgeist? I suppose for those who read the signs, but mostly people carry on like there’s no tomorrow. This is timely, Marian. (trouble commenting on your blog)

  5. March 21, 2012 5:05 am

    A bit of tea: Chakai

  6. March 21, 2012 6:01 am

    Can we read the Signs?

    -Nicole

  7. March 21, 2012 6:15 am

    So nice to see everybody out and poem-sharing on this fresh and bright Spring day! Smiles to you ALL! :)

    http://wordrustling.wordpress.com/2012/03/19/marked/

  8. March 21, 2012 11:58 am

    Great prompt; thank you! Here’s mine:

    http://whimsygizmo.wordpress.com/2012/03/21/hieroglyphics-of-the-heart/

  9. March 21, 2012 12:49 pm

    This was a fun prompt. Mine is up.

  10. March 21, 2012 6:20 pm

    Late posting, as I changed things up a bit…

    Pamela

    I count the Minutes and I Feel Dizzy

  11. March 21, 2012 9:39 pm

    Ever since that second dosed Haibun prompt, the poem within prose interests me more and more. Thus what follows is…

    signs

  12. March 22, 2012 9:04 pm

    here is my “SIGNS” poem…BURMA-SHAVE

    http://waynepitchko.blogspot.com/2012/03/burma-shave

    • March 23, 2012 7:23 pm

      Spoken like a true beatnik. Speaking as a youngster, that’s an interesting cultural note. (Blogger is truly impossible to crack these days.)

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