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Prompt #77 instant poetry

October 20, 2011

i n s t a n t   p o e t r y !

We Write Poems:  
This is the first our our new round of community offered prompts.  
Thanks again to all who contributed!

An instant poem?  Just add words!  This week our prompt is to write a poem about something that takes place in an instant.  We’ll here define “instant” as about five seconds or less.  You’ll need to keep your observation skills attentive and ready.  See what you notice perhaps during this week – that something so brief it’s near gone almost as soon as it starts (taking something from memory, that’s alright, but more current might provide you better opportunity to apply this poem challenge for yourself).

Thanks to Joseph Harker for offering us this prompt.  Please read his original prompt idea and excellent poem for further detail.  Good writing to one and all!

Joseph is starting a new poetry journal dedicated to poems about this micro-level type of observation. Please read our WWP announcement about Curio Poetry.

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. Irene permalink*
    October 20, 2011 1:58 am

    Whoa, zip, huh?

  2. October 26, 2011 6:35 am

    My “Instant” poem can be found at

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