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Thursday Prompt #14: Make a list

August 5, 2010
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This week’s prompt is brought to us by Neil Reid:

List poems are a very elemental style of poem.  (And I simply adore list poems!)  They can be item by item very precise and succinct, or broad and more encased in other related poem text.  That’s also part your choice.  The list items might be tightly related, even sequential of a sort, or more generic and broad.  Also your choice.  They may be ruthlessly honest and introspective or even abstract, extending themselves into unknown territory (they can be truthful or fanciful as you choose).  These are all possibilities of list poems – a simple concept, yet with unlimited chances to invoke or provoke new understandings and relationships.  Play!

For this prompt let’s define the topic to be a list of “things you’re afraid of”, or alternately, “things you’d never do”.  Of course if you’re just all inspired about another possible list, please, go ahead, have fun and share your result with us!
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    August 6, 2010 1:19 am


  2. jennjilks permalink
    August 6, 2010 4:13 am

    Timely prompt for me!

  3. August 6, 2010 8:38 am

    I’ll make a new list for this prompt, I’m sure. Meanwhile, here’s a list I made back in May you might find interesting:
    15 THINGS

  4. August 9, 2010 6:03 pm

    Thanks for the prompt, Neil. I haven’t written anything for four days. Maybe this will oil my muse. 🙂 ~Brenda

  5. August 10, 2010 10:03 pm



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