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:
‘Chain Verse Haiku’ by Sylvia Cognac
New diamond ring Carrying chest of bubbly By the icy creek “Eek, don’t bump your head!” He admonishes Mother (Her sight isn’t great) Eating a picnic Nick introduces us two Women who he loves Vested in marriage Aged cheeses on the table Blessed be this union
II. Sylvia’s prompt guidelines
- Write a shadorma, up to seven stanzas long;
- Topic: Favorite food/s to prepare and/or eat
The shadorma consists of any number of six-line stanzas. Each stanza has a syllable count of 3 syllables in the first line, 5 syllables in the second line, 3 syllables in the third and fourth lines, 7 syllables in the fifth line, and 5 syllables in the sixth line (3/5/3/3/7/5) for a total of 26 syllables.
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, December 4, 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 Aishwarya wrote:
‘Beyond and Above Space’, a blitz poem by Aishwarya Kannan
Game of cat and mouse Game of ages and beyond Beyond multitudes Beyond comprehension Comprehension of twisted lies Comprehension of survival Survival of the fittest Survival of the smartest Smartest in the beginning Smartest in the end End is the beginning End of the senses Senses clouded Senses compromised Compromised history Compromised truth Truth never lies Truth won’t be hidden Hidden beneath the starry sky Hidden under the ground Ground to the satellite Ground to the silvery night Night descends very fast Night awakens all the forgotten Forgotten memories unleashed Forgotten histories rewritten Rewritten to the infinite Rewritten for beautiful eyes Eyes see everything Eyes are windows to the soul Soul searches Soul remembers Remembers solid truth Remembers how to survive Survive in a swarm of lies Survive in a field of mice Mice never give up Mice never forget Forget what you’ve been told Forget what you’ve heard Heard tales do no justice Heard lies forever Forever knows no truth Forever is relative Relative time Relative space Space is infinite Space is final Final Infinite