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Prompt #90 Keepsakes like a breath

January 19, 2012


Keepsakes like a breath

We Write Poems:
Gautami Tripathy offers us this beautiful prompt for this week.  She writes, “I wrote a poem out of nothing and everything.  We hoard keepsakes of material things apart from our memories.  And I tried to create a poem from that memory, keeping out material things.”  Her resulting poem stolen moments well demonstrates her prompt suggestion more than can otherwise be easily described.  Please read her very evocative poem and take that as your seedling inspiration for what you write yourself this week.

Yes, we keep material tokens of moments we recall, yet they are only mere visible tips above the sea beneath wherein lay the actual feelings and memories held in more silent fondness and regard.  Find those elements inside yourself, let them come drink some light.  There’s our prompt.

Thank you Gautami for this writing 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!


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