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Thursday Prompt #26 Collections

October 28, 2010

C o l l e c t i o n s

This prompt is about Collections and Collecting. Do you have a collection of things: stamps, coins, people, places you have been, or want to go? Over time, what have you collected? How do you make the choice to add “this one” to your collection? What are your prerequisites as to what and how it fits with all the others? Why do you keep certain things, but ditch others? How do you decide what to keep? Was there a time in your life when you collected something, but stopped doing that? And why? Where do you collect these things, objects, memories? And if you don’t collect, what would you keep close, if you did? Did you ever throw something away and sometime later regret doing so?

All these questions are simply suggestions, but this week’s prompt is about collecting things. Write a poem about what you value enough to keep, what you cherish most.

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  1. Wysteria permalink
    October 28, 2010 4:40 am

    Oh I had fun with this. It brought back a child’s memory. Funny, I did this with my own kids…

    I hope this is the right place to post the site.


  2. Wysteria permalink
    October 28, 2010 5:10 am

    Here is another…


  3. Strummed Words permalink
    October 30, 2010 4:08 am

    Collecting the last buds of summer: The Last Buds.


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