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Prompt #104, It’s Post Your Poems Day!

May 2, 2012


I wandered lonely as a cloud

We Write Poems:  
Irene gave us some examples, then asked us to consider and – Write a poem about the feeling of loneliness.  She suggested we look beyond the usual metaphors and get more personal in our understanding and expression of that sense of being we commonly call loneliness.  If you still have some poetic breath following April, now please share this first May poem with us.  And thank you Irene!

A reminder now too if you please.  Perhaps you feel energized by facing and pushing through that poem-a-day April month.  Perhaps you feel like a well used rag and are ready to take a break.  We don’t really suggest either shouting at the top of your lungs nor hiding out in a mountain cave – but we do in good heart suggest you allow yourself some “poetic rest“.  Allow some sense of stillness to gestate within you for a while; really, it’s not about “going away” but rather, quietly, going deeper within and trusting yourself to listen in a manner that will nurture your writing ability.  Visit a few other poets these next couple weeks.  Read.  Don’t worry about results.  Allow “nothing much” to be more than enough.

In support of that wish, We Write Poems will be posting no new prompt for this coming week.

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. May 2, 2012 1:10 am

    It’s been a month, April I mean. Not at all expected, what arrived. But still breathing and I’ll go for that. Oh boy!
    quartz like this

  2. May 2, 2012 1:27 am

    Hello! Here’s my ‘lonely’ poem.


  3. jadepagepress permalink
    May 2, 2012 3:26 am

    I wandered lonely as a cloud is such a great line… thanks for a thoughtful prompt! I wrote a small poem, right now just called, a loneliness poem

  4. May 2, 2012 5:03 am

    Here we are: Making Potpourri

  5. May 2, 2012 5:43 am

    Not a new one from me (an attempt at a Tritina.)

  6. May 2, 2012 5:54 am

    I wandered lonely as a cloud is one of my favorites. Thank you!

  7. May 2, 2012 5:58 am

    And this Fibonacci written earlier in the week was very much inspired by this prompt, also:

  8. May 2, 2012 6:15 am

    For this unique prompt:
    I do so like the idea of being able to catch up on reading and having the gift of time to do so…Thank you We Write Poems – Now alas…off to some chores which I ignore much to often in order to write…

  9. May 2, 2012 6:57 am

    This one has been renamed but my link still has the old name that I discovered the real meaning for and don’t like so now it is “Ponder-Some.” Happy Wednesday every one!!

  10. May 3, 2012 2:55 am

    I’m even later.

    he was a lonely heart

  11. May 3, 2012 10:25 am

    Hi all, My post is up. I liked this prompt very much.

  12. May 4, 2012 7:09 am

    Getting back to business after a period of life that was more exclamation point and question mark. My loneliness poem:

  13. May 4, 2012 10:28 pm

    Used this prompt to reflect on a time nearly two years ago…which will be repeated in a couple days, as I drive to Iowa…

    On The Road To Arkansas

  14. May 8, 2012 6:15 am

    I’m very late but wasn’t easy escaping loneliness …

  15. May 9, 2012 6:01 am

    You can find my poem “Old age is loosing everything” on my blog

    • Irene permalink*
      May 9, 2012 4:18 pm

      A poignant portrait of old age, which *has no maps*. The link to Marian’s post is here.
      Comment can’t be authorised on your blog, Marian.

      • May 9, 2012 4:52 pm

        Thank you, Irene for explaining what the problem is. I think I will try to post shorter poems which I can post on this site.

  16. May 9, 2012 7:41 am

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