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Prompt #105 Old beginnings

May 10, 2012


Old beginnings

We Write Poems:
Did you all have a good poetic rest?  We hope you did, although we know many of you can barely set down your pens!  But rest is good.

This week we resume our weekly prompts with something very elemental and very intimate.  Ready?  Write a poem about your very first (or maybe two) memories of being in this life.  You will really need to look we suspect, as well let go some of your internal “memory editing”.  Look and take what you get.  Understand the memory will likely be more simple and elemental than the way you hold memory now as an adult.  Allow that “younger” sensibility to come more to the front and describe reality as you experienced it then (less so than as you might enhance it with your present adult sense of story telling).  That’s a challenge right there you see!  You might even see this as the beginning of your personal mythic story-self.  Of course how you find to “express” this in a poem, that is up to your creativity now.  Welcome back and enjoy!

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!

One Comment
  1. May 10, 2012 12:59 am

    Oh, my – I didn’t get to rest at all. I still want to get back to read others favorites! Interesting prompt thought. One to consider at a perhaps more day light hour…

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