W3 Prompt #26: Wea’ve Written Weekly

Intro

Dear friends,

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:

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?


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.

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