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Prompt #145, It’s Post Your Poems Day!

March 6, 2013

  
Wind yells while blowing
Imaging natural relationships
We Write Poems:
  
Language not only says how we perceive our environment, it actively shapes the possibilities – allowing some, restricting others. That’s how we concluded our prompt.

We suggested you try changing the language of your poem regarding common natural elements like sky or sea. Thus by language itself altering the manner in which we address these aspects of our shared reality. Actually we all do this with each other by what terms or names we use to address another person, indicating how we perceive the “relationship”. However we normally exclude natural elements from this sort of personal regard – and that can become a self-confirming reality. So we invited you to step outside convention and observe any possible change of regard within your own attitudes.

You might wish to review the original prompt here. We wonder about your result. Did anything change for you, or not. Did anyone dare select “lesser objects” like salt and pepper shakers? Was this only a literary device, or something more? Time to share with us humans here!

little pencilPlease now, share your poem with us.  Leave a link to your poem in a comment below.  Leave the poem itself if you don’t have a blog.  If you have questions about We Write Poems and our prompt-and-poem process, or you’re new here at WWP, please read our about page.

The full prompt description you can also find under “Recent Posts” on the top right of our page.

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9 Comments
  1. March 6, 2013 1:33 am

    Great prompt Neil. The natural element I chose was rain.

    a meditation of rain

  2. March 6, 2013 2:30 am

    Not sure I quite get it.
    http://roughwords.wordpress.com/2013/03/05/rain-wwp-rain/

  3. March 6, 2013 5:00 am

    “How the Sun Prepares for his Grand Return” can be found on
    Marianv.blog.co.uk

  4. March 6, 2013 6:01 am

    ‘The’: elementally eliminated expressively!
    What do you know?

  5. March 6, 2013 6:09 am

    I caved and had one “the”. Mea culpa. Some Blood

  6. March 6, 2013 6:23 am

    Here is my take on a love/hate relationship with an element:

    http://www.1lostbeat.blogspot.com/2013/03/freeze-frame.html

  7. March 6, 2013 9:55 am

    As usual, I couldn’t resist the Call of the sea.
    http://purplepeninportland.wordpress.com

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