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Prompt #103 Humankind

April 19, 2012



We Write Poems:
More (light-hearted) fare this week!  You’ve looked and written about “spirit”, now this week – write a poem about how you define “humankind”.  Simple huh!  But actually, surprise us if you wish, take whatsoever tack as pleases you – prompts as you recall are merely jumping-off points.  Any direction of the compass is fine by us!

There’s an old biologic wisdom about looking at stars in the dark night sky.  Don’t look directly at what you want to see; that part of your retina is mostly all color receptors, and will do you little good with dim black and white.  Instead look just slightly to the side, more B&W receptors there, and better chance to see something really dim.  So maybe look at this prompt in the same way too.  Just to the side.  See what you see.  And maybe “playing” is even better when thinking of something big and somber otherwise!  Making up your own answer would delight us much!

Good April poeming to us all. (Meaning all us humans and maybe a few rabbits too!)

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