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Prompt #35, It’s Post Your Poems Day!

January 5, 2011

(Not) Poetry!

So, did you find something poetic within the bones of something that was not? This prompt asked you to construct a cento (patchwork) poem derived from material that was not written as poetry itself. The source was left to you to choose. (additional guidelines provided in the original prompt) Now’s the time if you please to reveal your source and poem both. We look forward to reading! (And thanks again Nicole for this excellent prompt!)

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.

  1. January 5, 2011 1:43 am

    I like this prompt very very much, just exactly as it is! It is definitely on my list to do, however I had a different fire this week to tend, so am offering that tonight instead.

    river walking

  2. Irene permalink*
    January 5, 2011 1:56 am

    Fun fun fun. I like this cento idea so very much. Nicole, what a genius you are.

    a bloody valentine to the world of food and the people who cook

  3. January 5, 2011 3:43 am

    An interesting prompt. Thanks Nicole.
    I did mix it up a bit, with a couple of lyrics and a few lines from love letters.

  4. January 5, 2011 4:08 am

    Here’s mine, “La Bataille Redouble de Violence” (in English):

  5. January 5, 2011 4:44 am

    This is mine:

    the important dead lie in churches:

    It was a fun challenge!

  6. January 5, 2011 5:07 am

    Thank you, Nicole, wonderful prompt,


  7. January 5, 2011 5:28 am

    Thank you! This was a wonderful challenge!

  8. January 5, 2011 5:31 am

    Hello WWPers:

    Here is my offering for the week (and I will get around to reading the ones from last week’s prompt, I promise! Just RL stuff has been happening)….

    A Tale Told by an Idiot, Full of Sound and Fury


  9. January 5, 2011 6:31 am

    I’m not really happy with this. It was hard to find source material with whole sentences that were short enough to use. Probably just looking at the problem the wrong way.

    Consolation Cento out of Walden Pond

  10. January 5, 2011 7:25 am

    “As for man. his days…” This quot is the beginning of my poem http//

  11. January 5, 2011 8:04 am

    Rather fun! Used a French textbook: Elle

  12. January 5, 2011 10:37 am

    I loved the book “Cutting for Stone” and took the lines from that without adding any of my own. Such and interesting prompt:

  13. January 5, 2011 11:40 am

    I enjoyed this very UN-literary exercise:

  14. January 5, 2011 9:18 pm

    I chose a book by Vicki Lane.

  15. January 6, 2011 6:23 am

    A different approach..nice
    Mine is Done


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