Prompt #116 Unexpected descriptions
a community poem prompt
We Write Poems:
This week’s prompt is about observing and considering probably common things that you might see any day. As you go about your day, select some moment, some place where you are – then as Joseph Harker suggests – pick the first object that you see and write about it in a completely unexpected way. That’s it, no more, no less.
Joseph happened to affix his attention on some honey he saw for sale. You can read the poem he wrote to this prompt idea here, Honeycomb, in a Plastic Case.
No other poem directions than that. If you’re still feeling refreshed about writing with fewer words – well, you’re free of course to employ that format onto the poem you write. Or invent something new to go along with your new “description”. Remember any poem prompt is only and always simply a beginning point.
Thanks again to Joseph Harker for this prompt idea.
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