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Prompt #110, It’s Post Your Poems Day!

June 20, 2012


Stringing pearls!

“cento poems times two!”

We Write Poems:  

The value, the rabbit in a hat, about “cento” poems is that they allow (maybe yes, require?) you to approach another writer’s voice and point of view – closer, more intimately, than you commonly might. A more than fair trade for not being able to put your name down as author this week. (Certainly not that you didn’t engage, maybe, hopefully, “assemble” your cento with some grace or wit, but you know… )

However the first real requirement for writing – is reading – or by another name, “listening”, and that’s what is much available by this path. However this week we asked for not just one other voice, but two, and engaged in conversation of some sort!

Did you find some obstacles along the way? Mixing, blending, engaging two voices is surely more than merely twice as challenging. Did you think so? And “conversation” – did you need to look, adjust your understandings about that too? We think it means more than commonly taken to be – we, in fact, think that bowl is rather large. How about you? Did you try to go for more literal or let “it just felt right” determine what goes where?

Don’t have a poem yet? Perhaps read a few done by others here, be inspired. There’s still plenty of time to discover a poem for yourself!

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. June 20, 2012 1:17 am

    Rather sombre but a definite conversation.

  2. Irene permalink*
    June 20, 2012 2:11 am

    Well, the two voices seem to mesh together seamlessly — because I am the poet seamstress, hehe.

    it’s fate, Hartley, it’s fate

  3. June 20, 2012 3:02 am

    Here’s a short little ditty! (he said, lying through his teeth)
    the universe begins with an empty face because

    • Irene permalink*
      June 20, 2012 4:55 pm

      The universe is rather slow to the prompt it seems. 🙂 But ok, I’m with Hannah, think it’s an excellent prompt.

  4. June 20, 2012 7:11 am

    Second time around for me…having fun!
    How to Define an Aphrodisiac?

  5. June 20, 2012 7:31 am
    What a fun idea!!! Thanks a bunch!!

  6. June 21, 2012 5:22 am

    Oy, Vey…So, I may have added a little something to my ‘tea?’ …well not really.
    But this is what I came up with. Enjoy.
    Quotes, Wisdom, Interjection = Conversation

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