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Prompt #93 Finger painting

February 9, 2012


Finger painting

The Body, a series, part 2

We Write Poems:
Do you remember your early days in school?  Did you do finger painting?  It’s about learning what fingers can tell you about the world and what fingers can say in response.  Ever notice that many animals look not so much at your face (as we often do) but rather at your hands?  Hands are a place where fingers take bloom.  Write a poem about your fingers this week.  There are so many things obvious about what fingers do.  Look see if you can step down a measure or two or three deeper – what fingers mean to us, what they accomplish, what they express, what mark they make in your life.  Do you remember your fingers as a child?  Has your relationship changed over the years?  What do your fingers adore doing and when do they hide away?  See if you can surprise or delight or inform us with what you discover.  Fingers do love to play, so play with your poem too!

We’ll see you in a week for your discoveries!

This prompt is the second in a series, The Body, that we will come and revisit from time to time over the next months.  More to come.

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