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Prompt #136 Twelve words to keep

December 13, 2012

Twelve words to keep
We Write Poems:
This week our poem prompt is completely “free form” and might actually be best done in precisely that mode. You define what stance to take given the title we are setting in place, and you decide how to further enlighten that meaning in poetic form.

So here’s the title we’d like you to use for your poem,
your beginning seed,

Twelve words not to do without, or if you prefer,

Twelve words to keep. You decide which to use.

By way of example, here is just one possibility, a poem I wrote myself to that initial question – what words would I least not want to do without? Now then, take that question as seriously or deeply as you wish, or not at all, or perhaps intersperse the two. Meditation might help, although please, just take what “answers” arrive for you without running them past any rightness editor. Again, add what elaboration you do or don’t care to add. This example poem is only that – one single possibility.

Don’t feel constrained to mimic this exampled form, neither shy away from being unorthodox (even for yourself). Like always we mean – go out and play!

Good poem fetching!

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 have questions about We Write Poems and our prompt-and-poem process, or if you are new here at WWP, please read our about page.

  1. December 20, 2012 1:57 am

    For some reason, I can’t post in the proper place, so I’m trying here.

    In light of the events of the past week, these are my twelve words (per. Stanza).

    • December 28, 2012 11:29 am

      Thank you Karen. Participation is ever appreciated.

      Sorry if you had trouble posting elsewhere. You might also consider posting first (or at least leaving a link) at whatever the current (usually) Wednesday response posting is – because most folks won’t be looking back this far for new poems. That way you’ll get read, which is what we’d like.

      Thanks again. ~neil

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