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  • Sumyanna
    started a topic Poetry Word Prompt #3

    Poetry Word Prompt #3

    Here is the third word list prompt. Here are 10 words to inspire your writing. Use them to create anything form of poetry. The main thing is to read something into these words - and let them tell you a story.

    forgotten
    umbrella
    explore
    dream
    patience
    lesson
    freckles
    comet
    perfect amber


    The minimum word use is set at 3 words. I have found - trying to use as many as I can helps me stretch my writing. It is good practice.

    Please post your writing here - so everyone can see what you came up with. Part of the joy in doing this exercise is to see how many different ways these words can take you.

    ~ Sumyanna

  • Raku
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    Yeah, I just posted it on another website, ( http://allpoetry.com/poem/12691892-A...by-MySummerJob ) one of these days I think I'll put it in a book.

  • Sumyanna
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    Why would I mind? I think that is fabulous Raku! This is the whole point- to inspire us to write. You owe me nothing, but if it does get published I would love if you tell me!

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  • Raku
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    I hope you don't mind, but I think I'm gonna share this poem on other sites, and probably publish it in a book one day =)

  • Sumyanna
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    Oh wow - this is amazing Raku. Really love your write. We often choose drama over the ability to see the truth. Guess it is easier...

  • Raku
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    Sorry for the weirdness, but this is how it flowed out of me... Also you can ignore the fourth stanza if you want, I just wanted to give the poem and ending so I stacked that on

    A Forgotten Dream

    I am forgotten
    Like that once perfect amber now rotten
    Or that umbrella you left behind in a dream
    Where we would explore that endless stream

    Caused by the crash of that talking comet
    A face full of freckles and a lesson he would vomit
    On the importance of patience
    and weep about the warring nations

    We didn't listen
    Instead we liked the friction
    Caused by all this endless drama
    However it caught up to us, our aweful karma

    So here I am fading away
    As the world around us goes grey
    Suddenly the world lets out a crack
    And now everything fades to black
    Last edited by Raku; 05-23-2016, 04:02 PM.

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  • Sumyanna
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    I think a part of us are in every poem we write. This part, is truly me - if I could have wings, I would fly. Oh, I do love this character so :-) Suz-zen

  • Suz-zen
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    I could read this again and again, standing alone:

    Freckled arms outstretched to catch the wind.
    Umbrella raised high -
    I chose to breathe in the scent of summer rains.
    As amber skies slowly crawled toward the edges of night -
    I chose to dream beneath a starlit sky
    And I knew
    I knew - that nothing was perfect

  • Sumyanna
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    Yes - that was what I wanted everyone to see. We have our own experiences, our own feelings and when we write - it is difficult to completely separate them from us. When given a prompt - we may not write our own story, but we write with what we know, feel, see. It makes it all the more interesting. So glad you are enjoying them RhymeLovingWriter :-)

  • Sumyanna
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    No worries Tashi. I think that you should never be forced to use a word - but let the words guide you. Truly, it is more of a spark of imagination. I remember reading a list of words that contained the word pyre. I ended up writing a poem (one of my favorites) about a woman accepting death upon the death of her husband - flaming arrows shooting toward her, but she stood bravely on the pyre next to him. I would NEVER have written such a poem had it not been for the prompt. I do not always use all the words - and even lately I have been brave enough to change them (dances becomes dancing) when I need to. I am learning to let it just get me in the moment of a poem. When I can use all words - yay! And when I cannot, I am sure the poem will sing just as nicely :-) Love the word you forgot though. Too cute!

  • Tashi
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    @ RhymeLovingWriter: Thanks! I'm liking these writing challenges as it's allowing me to stretch my imagination to places I've never considered to visit.

  • RhymeLovingWriter
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    I'm really enjoying seeing the individual creativity that comes from these prompts! Thank you so much Sumyanna - for bringing this to the zone!

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  • RhymeLovingWriter
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    Kudos Tashi - this prompt writing seems to like you!

  • Tashi
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    @ Sumyanna: Thank you for the kind words. I only realised I forgot to include the word 'forgotten' (oh the irony) but I think it still works without it. I wanted to try a rhyming scheme that I remembered a long time ago but I can't remember the name. Plus I decided to go down the more aggressive route after struggling to make the poem sound nice and peaceful. I think it's more of what I've witnessed more than actually being apart of it so I tried to portray that through this poem.

  • Sumyanna
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    I have to say Tashi - strong poem. It is even more fabulous because of the fact that it is not your story, but you sold it so well. Wonderful use of the words. Bravo!
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