Skip to content

Prompt #90, It’s Post Your Poems Day!

January 25, 2012

Keepsakes like a breath

We Write Poems:  
Write a poem out of nothing and everything. Keepsakes we keep of material things, reminding us of something else. So Gautami asked us to write a poem directly out of that memory, keeping out the material reminders.

Maybe this is another “tip of the iceberg”, that small visible face of something else far greater than what we more obviously see. Share with us now please how you found your path to address this poem prompt.

And thanks again to Gautami Tripathy for this fine prompt.

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*
    January 25, 2012 12:51 am

    I’m not sure if I kept out the material things.

    keepsakes like a breath

  2. January 25, 2012 4:03 am

    It’s not a keepsake, but it is a material thing that means something more, and triggers memories. I tried to allow it the minimum of space in the poem.

  3. January 25, 2012 4:20 am

    Sunday my darlin’ Luscious asked what my prompt was for this weeks We Write Poems. Thanks to Guatami I said it’s about keepsakes. She said you don’t have keepsakes all you have is junk. I have to admit I do pick up interesting rocks and such. But, being the loving man I am I responded:”well, I have you.” I did get to watch the playoffs in peace and quiet Sunday. That brings me to this weeks prompt and “A thought” in Sestina form. Keep those keepsakes coming, material or otherwise. Hugs and kisses everyone (except you guys then it’s just a manly hugs), wink, wink.

  4. January 25, 2012 4:26 am

    OOps, the above is the wrong keepsake. Sorry, I just got out of bed and have not had my first cup of coffee. Here’s the correct link to “A thought”.

  5. Caerlynn Nash permalink
    January 25, 2012 4:31 am

    Who will remember? It’s posted here Enjoy.

  6. January 25, 2012 5:46 am

    Hi all! Here’s mine for this week:

  7. January 25, 2012 5:49 am

    Interesting prompt. I ended up with unexpected memories visiting me…


    A Fedora and A Three-Piece Suit

  8. January 25, 2012 6:08 am

    Ended up with a Bouquet

  9. January 25, 2012 6:43 am

    Repeating that feat was difficult, even for me!

    Here is mine:

  10. January 25, 2012 6:48 am

    I flubbed it. Utterly.

  11. January 25, 2012 7:07 am

    Memory-provoking prompt!! Here is memory bin

  12. January 25, 2012 8:35 am


    Gray is for granite, the color of sorrow –
    assembled in waves – row upon row.
    Today the sun has returned burning away
    the mists of the morning
    where spirits linger, silent as breath –

    breahe deeply the breath of your fathers.
    and their fathers before them wave after
    wave and sorrow as deep as an ocean.

    “No more, no more” breathes the sigh
    through the grass
    “Enough” grunts the stones in the silence..

  13. January 25, 2012 2:54 pm

    I don’t know where my link went. Here it is again:

  14. January 25, 2012 5:43 pm

    The best keepsake are the intangibles that stay with you throughout your life; The lessons we learn.

  15. January 25, 2012 8:41 pm

    But sometimes, keepsakes are not enough to keep us from despair:

    Into the Dark

  16. January 25, 2012 9:33 pm

    Great prompt. It’s been awhile. Thank you!
    Mine is here:

  17. January 27, 2012 2:19 am

    Mine became the material, but it was inspired by the prompt:

  18. January 29, 2012 1:14 pm

    i know im late… always late…. but i so love this prompt, and every prompt… here’s mine… six more

Comments are closed.