Welcome to our W3 Poetry Prompt, which goes live 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:
‘Manila’ by Michelle Navajas
Manila Manila, i’m missing you like the Moon misses the Sun when it’s out there somewhere shedding light to the darkest of night. Manila, why do you keep coming back as the waves keep crashing back the shore after its adventurous stint in the farthest sea. Manila, how much longer will you linger over like a silent thief at night running away after it has stolen precious gems and jewelries. oh, Manila what’s with you anyway that someone like me is crazily enchanted by you? Maybe, it’s the memory of you and of a once beautiful story unbounded, unscathed by love’s wrongful ways.
*Manila- the capital city of the Philippines
II. Mich’s prompt guidelines
- 12 lines of free verse;
- Must include the adjective “adorable”
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, July 24, 10:00 AM (GMT+3)
Last week’s W3 poem
This week’s W3 prompt poem (above), composed by Mich, was in response to last week’s W3 prompt poem, which Steven S. Wallace wrote:
‘Oh Luna’ by Steven S. Wallace
Oh Luna, What do you see in that silly little planet That you go round and round and round? Don’t you see? You belong with me! Not locked and tidal bound!! Oh Luna, We two lights? We’d run this town! My eternal fire power—and— You? Cool as milk. Gravity itself couldn’t hold us down! Oh Luna, I burn and burn and burn — Twenty-four seven all day long — And you just glow — effortless! Write back soon, lovely moon!! Play me “Major Tom.” Oh Luna, I know you’ve got a shine for me. But I’ve seen your dark side That Earth never sees. Spin away, this very day! Eclipse my light and pride.