W3 Prompt #32: Wea’ve Written Weekly


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:

‘The theory of everything’ by Britta Benson

Learn to wait. Knead. Wait.
Rest, a must,
Pleasure, no slapdash rush. Wait.
Muscle up, breathe, wait.

I know bread.
My baker’s son dad
taught me well.
When to do,
when not to. What’s important:
Home can’t be hurried.

I knead bread,
roll the dough, get in.
Smell of rye,
lumps and bumps,
warm hands, wrath of soul, love, hate,
all baked into one.

I need bread,
staple, reminder
of time, rules,
rest, patience.
Life in a ball. Simple. Slow.
Proofing sourdough.

II. Britta’s prompt guidelines

  • Write a poem, any length, any style;
  • The title of your poem must be a date, including day, month and year;
    • Your date can be in the past, the future, or, simply the date on which you are composing your poem;
    • Fictional/speculative dates are welcome (For example, “Captain’s Log”, in case you’re on Starship Enterprise; and yes, before you ask, I am a bit of a Trekkie… So now know my deepest, darkest secret!)

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 11, 10:00 AM (GMT+3)

Last week’s W3 poem

This week’s W3 prompt poem (above), composed by Britta, was written in response to last week’s W3 prompt poem, which Sylvia wrote:

‘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

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