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Prompt #118, It’s Post Your Poems Day!

August 15, 2012


Far far landings…

(a photo image poem seed prompt)

We Write Poems:  

What if it was you? In a far far place. There were rocks and dirt scattered so far as you can see. And there’s a shadow, maybe yours. And a mountain in farther distance yet. Our prompt used one of the earliest photos sent back to us from the Mars rover Curiosity. Did the view leave you feeling far? Far to be there, far from home? Or homesick for a dream of another place? We invited you to allow that photo image as the most elemental of seeds and respond howsoever to whatever whisper of a poem tapped upon your shoulder then.

It’s a familiar place and yet all unknown within our literal experience. It is a far adventure. Certainly. Well enough for a poem to take first breath. Time now, and please share with us your result.

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. August 15, 2012 12:45 am

    Good morning, good morning, what a fab prompt, made all the keener for being specific ~ here is my link, hope you enjoy it:

  2. August 15, 2012 2:02 am

    Thinking of you, Curiosity, rovering over the surface of Mars.

    barrelling in Mars

  3. August 15, 2012 2:29 am

    Landing on Mars.

  4. August 15, 2012 4:14 am

    Be sure to look at the page header.
    The enigmas of Mars

  5. August 15, 2012 4:54 am

    The photo leaves only one impression, and it is not encouraging. At least not for one man…

  6. August 15, 2012 5:07 am

    I opted to run with this at a tangent, not quite Barsoom-ish.. 🙂

  7. August 15, 2012 5:30 am

    I chose to go back before going forward:

    I’ve got a little curious visitor for a good part of the day – so I’ll be back to read a bit later.

  8. August 15, 2012 6:44 am

    Maybe a bit bleaker than it could have been: God of War

  9. August 15, 2012 10:04 am

    Twisting Angels

  10. August 15, 2012 12:39 pm

    Martian Weather

  11. August 15, 2012 3:01 pm

    I let my imagination goes completely crazy on this one! Mine is up.

  12. August 17, 2012 4:18 am

    More than slow enough to land, wagging the tail this week I suppose.

    where landscape does

  13. August 19, 2012 12:01 pm

    In the spirit of this week’s prompt on WWP, and in celebration of NASA’s apparent successful reach to Mars, I share this scifi piece I wrote a couple years ago, in which I muse, “What if we are not alone”…? Moonfall

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