PROMPT FOR THE WEEK: WRITE A POEM

Try writing a poem if you’ve never written one. It can be daunting to try to write a poem if it’s something you’ve never tried.

The following lines are from the poem “Poetry”, by Pablo Neruda (included in the book “Saved By A Poem”, by Kim Rosen).

…and I wrote the first faint line,

faint, without substance, pure

nonsense,

pure wisdom

of someone who knows nothing, ….

 

Someone in the group suggested, “You start by starting.”

Just put something on paper and see if a poem can grow from it.

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