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:
‘It’ by Sylvia Cognac
Would you like a balloon, my dear? Come closer, lots to see Don’t be scared, don’t shed a tear Explore the underworld with me Come closer, lots to see Your parents won’t be mad at you Explore the underworld with me There’s nothing else round here to do Your parents won’t be mad at you Come see my sewer circus There’s nothing else round here to do No one down here can hurt us Come see my sewer circus Just a bit closer, that’s right No one down here can hurt us Let’s play up an appetite Just a bit closer, that’s right Now I’ve got you by the arm Let’s play up an appetite You’ll love my skeleton farm Now I’ve got you by the arm Don’t be scared, don’t shed a tear You’ll love my skeleton farm Would you like a balloon, my dear?
II. Sylvia’s prompt guidelines
- Write a Cadralor poem about anything related to Autumn that is important to you (such as food, holidays, traditions, religious celebrations, seasonal changes, etc.).
- The length is up to the poet. Here are examples of a shorter Cadralor and a longer one:
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, October 30, 10:00 AM (GMT+3)
Last week’s W3 poem
This week’s W3 prompt poem (above), composed by Sylvia, was written in response to last week’s W3 prompt poem, which Sunra wrote:
‘A Sonnet about Something or Other’ by Sunra Rainz
Karmic sighs in this indigo dreamscape show us a glimpse of a new becoming as the wind rattles, the future takes shape and somewhere I hear the sound of humming. The times are apocalyptic, you say yet there are dreams in your imagining only time will tell as fates have their way for hearts will never refrain from singing. Love is the thing in times untellable when everything else seems impossible.