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Thursday Prompt #22 What’s for Dinner?

September 30, 2010

What’s for Dinner?

This prompt is all about cooking. How do you cook a poem? Do you marinate it? Sautee it, make a glaze, or just boil it til it’s soft mush, maybe a hearty vegetable soup? But, don’t feel limited by writing alone. What kind of cooking do you do? Elaborate, gourmet, or simple nuke and eat? Can you compare those actions to another area of your life experience? What happens when you fry a relationship? Toss a salad using the different roles you play as ingredients? How do you embellish or garnish the ‘same old, same old’, to make it more attractive and palatable? Do you follow an old family recipe for getting through your daily chores, or are you one of those cooks who simply can’t follow the recipe and have to add some small touch that is all your own? Whatever you cook up for this prompt, be it a one line reference or an extended metaphor, your poem should include some reference back to cooking, some referral to that process. Above all, let’s taste that spoon and please have fun!

Come back next Wednesday when you see,It’s Post Your Poems Day!” and leave a link to the poem on your blog. If you don’t have a blog, then please, post your poem in the comment itself.    ***    You are invited to respond to the prompt given here, but if you have something else you’re just itching to share, please feel welcome in doing that. Our first desire here is to encourage you to write and learn and share.    ***    When leaving comments to other’s poems, please be appreciative and encouraging. We are not a poem “critique” site (unless someone specifically asks for that). Be kind with each other (and yourself!).    ***    Please consider including a link with your blog poem back to the prompt response here at We Write Poems so that others may see and join our community. More participants do make better soup!

Posting image used via the GNU Free Documentation License. From the Hungarian Wikipedia, “Gulyas” by Author, Lily15.