Prompt #138 It’s Post Your Poems Day!
The memoir project
We Write Poems:
Write a poem about how the past is reinvented through memory, through writing. Granted, observation of that inward landscape is something akin to the fox guarding the hen house. How do you notice when history becomes story, becomes illuminated by embellishment or simple editing? Is simple honest “observation” so simple a task as we might think? Attentiveness? Practice? How much are we willing not to be the “heros” of our personal narratives? How much do we prefer our images to our reality? Plenty of fertile ground here to consider and investigate.
Hope a few windows got nudged more open for you.
Time now to share your poems and experience with us. And with our appreciation for your playing along. Remember please, there’s never one right poem in response to a prompt – just like real life! Your words are welcome here.
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.