Welcome to our fourth W3 Poetry Prompt, which will we shall be publishing on Wednesdays at The Skeptic’s Kaddish.
You may click here for a fuller explanation of W3; but here’s the ‘tldr’ version:
The main ingredient of W3 is a weekly poem written by a Poet of the Week (PoW), which participants respond to in verse.
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.
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?
Okie dokie ~ Let’s do this thing!
I. The prompt poem:
‘Letting Go’, a ‘kerf’ by Kerfe Roig
why wait for now to pass? always living in to be— tomorrow is not where we are, ever each minute, hour, a chance encounter we can’t foresee full of spans impossible to measure where am I? here and now and no place else—out or in, over or under, it doesn’t matter each fragment itself whole– each moment contained within the present completeness of forever
II. Kerfe’s prompt guidelines
- 16 lines or less;
- the first and last lines must be the same.
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.
Submissions are open for 4 days, until Sunday, May 29, 10:00 AM (GMT+3)
Last week’s W3 poem
This week’s W3 prompt poem (above), composed by Kerfe Roig, was in response to last week’s W3 prompt poem, which A. J. Wilson wrote:
‘Burden of Time’ by A. J. Wilson
I wait for tomorrow to find time even a mere fragment unheeded by demands to know I live outside these walls to find myself at last but time is forever past