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Prompt #123 Poem leftovers

September 13, 2012


Poem leftovers!

We Write Poems:
I used to live in a house with several friends, and taking turns one night each week, we were responsible to cooking a house community meal.  Now most of us pulled out the cookbooks and found some recipe to follow and prepare, usually including a specific visit to the grocery for what we needed that night.  However one of us, his routine was something altogether different.  Simply, his process was to open the refrigerator door and see what mixed bits and leftovers were available to use.  Darnedest thing was that his meals were usually the best of the week!  There’s a certain understanding of ingredients and ability (plus maybe willingness) to simply use what you already have at hand.

So that’s our request and prompt for this week.  How’s your desktop look?  Cluttered with bits and pieces from poems begun but left aside, fragments of this and that, even a line or two that seemed a good idea at the time, unfinished now.  So we’d like you to look, find those lost and leftover poem pieces and see what you can join, simmer together, including what might first seem unrelated, and transform their gathered lines into a new whole fresh poem now.

So clear the counter, collect your spoons then look for new relationships from old words and ideas.  Poem stew is on the menu this week!

Come back to leave a link to your poem next Wednesday when you see our second follow-up post called, It’s Post Your Poems Day!

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!

  1. September 13, 2012 1:20 am

    This will be interesting. I have no leftover bits and pieces – I use everything as it comes – no doubt the Virgo in me.

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