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Prompt #49 almost a poem

April 7, 2011


almost a poem

How complete do you often feel about the poems you write? We know that’s not likely all black or white, each poem stands on its’ own. And maybe a poem can just be as it is – without a judge or jury speaking up. But how is it for you as a writer? That’s the question here. How do poems “arrive” for you? Is it more receiving or sculpting for you? Is there a distance between what you have in mind and what gets onto the page? What about language too? Help or hinder do you think? Are poems integral with your life or more casual? All can be summed – how’s the process of writing for you?

Some of us are participating in the April NaPoWriMo poem-a-day event so it seems a good opportunity to observe the process in real-time and report back how it is for you from the inside.

I recently commented on a poem of my own when posted, it was “almost a poem” because it didn’t say all what I had thought it would or could. So now, write a poem about writing a poem.


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!

  1. thursdaychild1973 permalink
    April 10, 2011 8:47 pm

    I love this topic! Here are two poems I’ve written about writing poetry. One quite light, one quite dark.
    In a general sense, I find that the poems arrive when they want. I have tried unsuccessfully to force them out, there are some examples of that in my blog. If I were to be judgemental of my own work, then I would say that the poems I don’t wait for seem more self-centered. Good/Bad? Who knows! 🙂


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