W3 Prompt #1: Wea’ve Written Weekly


Dear friends,

Welcome to the very first W3 Poetry Prompt, which will be posted on Wednesdays (hmnn…. now that I think about it, maybe I should have called it W4).

You may click here for a fuller explanation of W3; but here’s the ‘tldr’ version:

Part I

The main ingredient of W3 is a weekly poem written by a Poet of the Week (PoW), which participants respond to in verse.

Part II

The second ingredient is a writing guideline (or two) provided by the PoW. Guidelines may include, but are not limited to: word counts, poetic forms, inclusion of specific words, and use of particular poetic devices.

Part III

After four days, when the prompt closes, the PoW shall select one participant’s poem as the W3 prompt for the following week, and its author becomes the next PoW.

Simple enough, right?

Enough talk. Let’s do this thing!

I. The prompt poem:

‘Now, or: Horizons’ (an etheree) by David ben Alexander

final day
mixed emotions
years of memories
coworkers become friends
small comfortable office
creaky black desk chair & my mess
much to throw away before I leave
walls crumble and reveal broad horizons

II. The prompt guideline

  • Write a poem that includes some form of the word ‘hope’.

III. Submit: Click on ‘Mr. Linky’ below

In order to participate and share a poem, open up this blog post, outside of the WordPress reader. At the bottom, just below these words, you will see a small rectangular graphic with the words ‘Mr Linky’. Click on that to submit.

49 thoughts on “W3 Prompt #1: Wea’ve Written Weekly”

      1. Resonate on many ocassions
        More than I wish to recall
        Yet I remember them all
        Like a nomad a gypsy sometimes in bondage and other times robed in a free-spirited cloth.
        Free to choose is the one I loved the most
        And you journaled that moment so beautifully.
        All the best on your wonderful new horizon.

    1. Open up this blog post, outside of the WP reader. At the bottom, you will see a small rectangular graphic with the words ‘Mr Linky’. Click on that to submit.

  1. Interesting, David. I don’t think I can participate because I can’t keep up with reading as it is, but I’ll share. Just to be clear, the prompt is only to write a poem using the word hope, or some form of the word hope, but it doesn’t have to be an etheree?

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