I love writing prompts. Here I am going about my day, working, cleaning, teaching, cooking, nagging, more working, more cleaning with not a single thought about writing anything. I open my mailbox and there’s a writing prompt and voila! for the next 30 minutes my humbug world of working, cleaning, cooking, teaching…… (ya! ya! I know you get the drift) recedes into oblivion and my mind comes alive. Pattering with ideas that it just can’t hold on to.
The problem! Till now all the writing prompts I knew of were about photography. Do photographers need more prompting than poets or story tellers? I don’t know. But that’s the way it was. I used them nevertheless. Feeling like an intruder. Like a girl friend the daughter brought along from boarding school for a family vacation.
So, this blog came as a happy surprise! It provides writing prompts for poems :) I found it thanks to shiteki na usagi - my favorite poetic rabbit and I am eternally grateful. Not because I am very poetic. But cause now after I write a post I wont have to go surfing the net, searching for relevant pictures to insert so as to validate my entry! Often the picture surfing took longer than writing the post. So whoppeee! hurray! long live writing prompts! and long live “we write poems”! May the likes of you grow and multiply (shall we say) – like rabbits!!!
We write poems, writing prompt this week was
Simply, write a poem that uses twelve (12) words, no more, no less.
no other rules applied. So, this is what I did.
I once lay
to the world
I have titled these 12 words Things gone by
Here are the other entries I found to this prompt.
If you do visit them you will be completely floored by their obvious talent in poetry. I am only a dabbler and till someone doesn’t start a blog with prompts for dabblers, I will have to continue to pretend to be a photographer/ poet/ whatever…….