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Prompt #98 Signs

March 15, 2012



a community poem prompt

We Write Poems:
Irene brings us our prompt for this week.  She writes, Signs are everywhere. Language itself is a sign.  Write a poem that expresses the concept of signs, or uses signs to tell a story.  Since pretty much everything is a sign, you could take your poem in so many ways.  Often in life, things are not said as much as implied.  Can you read the signs?  Can you tell whether your parents love you, watch for signs if your children are happy, or whether he loves you as much as he said he does?  In stories, a character is told through setting, appearance, and diction.  The author takes care to describe how the person dresses, how the person speaks and interacts, and provides details of the setting.  These are all external signs whispering secrets and revelations.  How do you tell?  How does your poem tell?

Please read Irene’s original full prompt posting and poem, something something about the Signified.

Plenty of material there to get the ball rolling for your poem this week, and thank you Irene for the thoughtful 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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