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Prompt #136, It’s Post Your Poems Day!

December 19, 2012


Twelve words to keep

We Write Poems:  

Twelve words not to do without, or Twelve words to keep. These are the titles we asked you to use as starting points for your poem to write. The form otherwise we left all in your hands.

What considerations or dreams or lovely idyl thoughts were the sources for your shopping list of words to attend? Did you share some personal meanings for these words or tell us why these came to you?

A poem of this kind can “arrive” from nothing much at all, be mere folly and whim, yet may also tickle meanings we wouldn’t otherwise expect in the way they are more personally reflective of ourselves.

Hope it was informative and that you took some satisfaction here. Time now please to share your poems with us.


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. December 19, 2012 12:02 am

    I’ve scraped in by the skin of my teeth – the first thing I’ve written in days:

  2. December 19, 2012 5:03 am

    It was a list of words to keep …not to live by…Enjoy!

  3. December 19, 2012 5:59 am

    Inverted the prompt a little bit: Lexicography

  4. December 19, 2012 6:58 am

    WWP staff – just to let you know you still have Comments off up there and some folks are having a time adding their posts.
    And that it is also possible that the ‘snowfall’ is causing issues. I went to settings and you have an option to have snow fall until Jan 4th. – I’ve noticed that some of the sites I visit that have snow fall – have some jumpyness at the bottom of my screen.

    • December 19, 2012 6:31 pm

      Thank you for the feedback. By default all WWP posts are done with COMMENTS ON. So don’t know what that’s about. Only post off-hand that way I know of is the “little red ridinghood” pseudo header image, for which, yes, comments are set as OFF.

      Snow? Well on the chance that “might” even be causing any trouble for anyone, snow is now turned off for WWP.

      Thanks, neil

  5. December 19, 2012 7:05 am

    Am going to try this one more time, mine is here:
    Elizabeth Crawford

  6. December 19, 2012 11:04 am

    I couldn’t narrow down to twelve words so I decided on twelve sources of light:

    Twelve Lights“.

    This is probably my last poem of the year and I won’t be online after tomorrow afternoon until January…so Happy Holidays to everyone and look forward to seeing y’all in 2013.


  7. December 19, 2012 7:37 pm

    Fun! MIne is up at:

  8. December 19, 2012 8:33 pm

    Happy Holidays WWP. I hope to return after the first. I have missed everyone.


  9. December 20, 2012 1:50 am

    With recent personal events and with the great sadness in Connecticut, these are my 12 words. Each stanza has that number :

  10. December 20, 2012 1:54 am

    In light og the sad events of the week just passed, here are my twelve words (per stanza).

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