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Prompt #67 Write a “moving” poem

August 11, 2011


Write a “moving” poem!

We Write Poems:  
Write us a “moving” poem this week please. Do we mean something deeply emotional, heartfelt perhaps? Nope, although we’re certainly not excluding that as a possible result. We love process here at WWP, so we are being completely literal now, suggesting you go for an actual walk and take a notebook along with you. Allow the physical process of moving to inform what you write. Stay as close to the real experience as you can; perhaps pause every 5 or 10 minutes and write a line or two. Walk then write, walk then write. You get the idea.

What you write about, that’s up to you. Write about what you observe, how the world changes with your movement. Write about how you feel, just describing the actual physical process itself. Or any other topic as well (it doesn’t even need to be “about” your actual walk). But keep your physical response open to your observations, see if your body can more directly impact and express your voice (in contrast to just sitting in a chair). That’s the opportunity we’re looking to explore. Your writing process notes would also be appreciated for our shared experience here this week.

And “walk” means whatever works for you. Long, short, easy, or brisk – only so much as it takes for your body to know it’s engaged. Simple motion, movement, that’s the key for this prompt.

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. Rinkly Rimes permalink
    August 11, 2011 5:11 pm

    A poem from a heartless woman.

  2. August 11, 2011 6:17 pm

    Took a walk this morning and came up with this. Hope you enjoy it
    California Style Morning

  3. August 16, 2011 1:12 am

    You have to be joing –
    snails move faster than I do.
    Creaking joints and aching bones,
    the will is there, but the body is kaput.

    Seriously, I’ll be back tomorrow with a proper poem, DV.

  4. August 16, 2011 1:13 am

    Ugh! Joking!

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