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Prompt #60 Write here, (bigger) now

June 23, 2011


Write here, (bigger) now

We Write Poems:  
This is part two to last week’s prompt. In that prompt we asked you to stay close and simple, observe and describe. That is now the foundation for the prompt this week. This week we’d like to suggest you move your observations farther out into the world, go out the door, maybe down the road – both physically and as how you relate to your observations. We’d still suggest keeping your “reporting”, as Pamela says, fairly direct to the moment and place, then as also reflected in your poem too.

Notice movement and interaction in your observations this week. Perhaps, how might time produce some change in what you see? And what about your participation as “observer” – does that impact what you see? It’s an old axiom in science that “simply to observe changes what you observe”. These are just a couple possibilities for how this week’s observe-and-write prompt might be taken by you. Experience is rich with opportunities – tell us please in your poem-to-be, what you discover!

Thanks again to Pamela Sayers for suggesting this prompt! You can read her original prompt and poem here as you wish.

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. June 24, 2011 2:01 am

    Wow, there’s a part two!

  2. June 24, 2011 2:53 am

    Just the prompt to fit an observational poem I wrote yesterday and have been fiddling with all morning! Thank you – I love this kind of encouragement to write!

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