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Prompt #128 pt.2, It’s Post Your Poems Day

October 24, 2012

  

Becoming landscape, pt.2

part 2, writing your poem

We Write Poems:  

OK, here’s the part we’re more accustomed to doing. Taking your observational notes and writing a poem from that experience. The challenge of this combined observational exercise and poem was to hopefully expand and deepen our “listening” to the environment in which we live our lives. One assumption given was that the natural world is already well full and in relational engagement – not just some random happenstance. Because we as humans commonly feel as “safe” as we do (whether true or not), perhaps we easily overlook all the natural activity at our fingertips.

So this second week we asked for your poems to either emerge from your observational notes or if you already had a poem in hand, perhaps simplify and further refine the “natural elements” within that poem – all the more to allow that other natural voice to determine what you write. Time now please to share your results!

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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.

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10 Comments
  1. October 24, 2012 12:28 am

    Not really related to last week’s notes, although the observation idea has lingered! http://vivinfrance.wordpress.com/2012/10/23/liquidambar-on-fire-for-wwp/

  2. October 24, 2012 4:29 am

    I’m calling mine a poem remix.

    call me the seafood girl

  3. October 24, 2012 4:40 am

    I almost like my notes better but since I enjoy playing with words the process was fun! 🙂
    http://wordrustling.wordpress.com/2012/10/19/notes-on-nature/

  4. October 24, 2012 6:14 am

    http://julesgemsandstuff.blogspot.com/2012/10/wwp-128-another-elfje.html

    When you are looking at the same landscape, sometimes not much changes, and eleven words will do (again). 🙂
    Back later to read as it will be another full day of watching Son of Son (so far the only grandchild).

  5. October 24, 2012 6:42 am

    A time to curl up

  6. October 24, 2012 7:32 am

    Somewhat naturey, somewhat not: High Line – October

  7. October 24, 2012 11:20 am

    Good Day, Looking forwards to what WWP has reserved as my poetry writing day.

    I wrote two sonnets at
    http://happyflowerwordzoo002.wordpress.com/

  8. October 24, 2012 11:24 am

    Mine is a redo of the hummingbird poem. http://purplepeninportland.wordpress.com

  9. October 24, 2012 11:27 am

    Marianv.blog.co.uk

    My poem sounds a lot like my notes, but I left some of the things out & tried to add more detail. Hope this entry stays posted!

  10. October 25, 2012 10:14 am

    Thanks for this prompt. Also, I borrowed ‘Becoming Landscape’ as the title for my poem.Thank you! http://umagowrishankar.wordpress.com/2012/10/25/becoming-landscape-spider-lily/

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