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Prompt #66, It’s Post Your Poems Day!

August 10, 2011

Documentary poem

We Write Poems:  
Something a little different this week we asked ourselves to write – watch some documentary film, then write a poem inspired by that story. What kind of documentary to watch, that’s your choice. So also is the precise nature of your poetic response. Please tell us in brief some direct background about the film you selected to observe. Is your poem closely related to the documentary story, did you focus on some singular aspect of the story, or did your poem even branch out and seek some new territory from what the film started you thinking about? Did you remember to include some quote(s) from the film itself in your poem too? Time now to share your result!

Thanks again to Brenda Warren for suggesting this prompt idea for us. We hope you reread her original poem again; it so well demonstrated how to allow “other” and different points-of-view.

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.

    • August 10, 2011 4:13 am

      Nice, nice! And thanks too for your feedback (on the prompt, first part) about our WWP prompt timing and allowing time for “simmering”.

  1. August 10, 2011 2:08 am

    It seemed appropriate to make this a short one.
    Chinese Cookie

  2. August 10, 2011 3:48 am

    Well, here I am, remote, removed from all my comfy desktop tools. But a poem to share (granted its age) (yet never got much read before), and so…

  3. August 10, 2011 4:33 am

    A very interesting prompt… thanks!
    Holy Man

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    August 10, 2011 6:29 am

    I caught a biography on TV on Sunday.

    the mortal goddess

  5. August 10, 2011 6:47 am

    This week, I discovered Aluna


  6. August 10, 2011 9:18 am

    Thanks for the prompt. I chose “The Civil War” by Ken Burns as my inspiration.


    Stripes on Singeing Stars

  7. August 10, 2011 11:00 am

    Talking about electrons made me write this:

  8. August 10, 2011 11:17 am

    Watching the U.S. economic news is like watching a depressing documentary that never ends. It’s inspired me to write a bunch of limericks including Limerick Ode To Standard & Poor’s Chutzpah and Limerick Ode To A Plunging Stock Market. Thanks!

  9. August 10, 2011 8:25 pm

    Actually, less than a week prior to the posting of this prompt, I had already written a poem as a result of watching a documentary. Though I didn’t go through the thorough exercise as outlined in this prompt, I decided to post that poem here. It was written in the form of a letter. The documentary was “Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport.”

    Here’s the post: Return to Sender


  10. August 12, 2011 8:06 am

    First, let me say thank you for using my prompt. It forced me into a movie watching day with my daughter—time well spent. I know I’m late, but so be it. 🙂 Here’s my piece:
    listening underwater


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