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Prompt #77, It’s Post Your Poems Day!

October 26, 2011

instant poetry!

We Write Poems:  
Write a poem about something that takes place in an instant. That was our prompt and challenge for this week. Keep and focus your observations direct and within the moment. What did you notice and write about? A bird on a wire, a pot of simmering soup, left-overs on the plate from your meal, the postman at your mailbox, the clutter on your desk? The intention was to keep your attention close, direct, and focused on what’s real. Time now to share your “instant poems” with us!

Thanks again to Joseph Harker for this prompt!

If you haven’t already done so, please read our announcement about Joseph’s new poetry journal, Curio Poetry. Since this week’s prompt is about exactly the type of poem material Curio is looking to present, please consider submitting your work to them for publishing in Curio!

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.

  1. Irene permalink*
    October 26, 2011 1:07 am

    How long is an instant?

    in the evening

  2. October 26, 2011 2:10 am

    Hardly worth the instant it takes to click

  3. October 26, 2011 2:37 am

    Unexpected, but here is…

    counting pebble skies

  4. October 26, 2011 4:35 am

    Is life an instant in time or is time and instant of life? It is a conundrum never solved, never fathomed. The philosophical have pondered through the ages from the moment humankind developed intellect “To know time”. Will you?

  5. October 26, 2011 5:00 am

    I couldn’t go a Tuesday without writing something for the prompt, so here’s another: Chivalry

  6. October 26, 2011 5:40 am

    You can’t escape those Hawk Eyes.


  7. October 26, 2011 5:41 am

    Okay, let’s try this again….

    You can’t escape those Hawk Eyes.


  8. October 26, 2011 6:49 am

    4th or 5th try once again I welcome you to my blog
    Where you will find my entry for the ‘Instant Poem.”
    Merrily We Ride Along”

  9. October 26, 2011 8:37 am

    Mine is In Fact I Was Not There

  10. October 26, 2011 9:01 am

    Rough draft written this morning. Needs work – but it is something anyway (and I am not just talking about the poem itself, but rather, its subject…) Now, off to happily read!

    in an instant

  11. October 26, 2011 9:38 am

    I’m back with a two for one moment poem. Happy to be back. 🙂

  12. October 26, 2011 4:12 pm

    This was in process and fit perfectly to prompt. Thanks for the prompt, Joseph.


    El Conservatorio

  13. Rinkly Rimes permalink
    October 26, 2011 5:01 pm

    I wonder if anyone’s mentioned instant coffee!

  14. October 27, 2011 1:49 am

    Here’s my attempt at Joseph’s wonderful prompt.

    Things Can Only Get Worse”

  15. October 27, 2011 4:41 am

    I’m afraid that my other attempt didn’t quite fit the prompt, so I’ve tried again. I suppose this one could also work for next week. I seem to have Halloween on the brain right now.

    The Dentist

  16. October 27, 2011 8:30 am

    Here’s my “instant poem”…

    ~ Paula

  17. October 28, 2011 10:09 am

    In an instant the tail is grabbed — and the moment inspires Wonder… 🙂

  18. October 28, 2011 1:23 pm

    This one was quite a challenge…

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