W3 Prompt #36: 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 five 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 Breakup’, an Anagrammatic Poem by Murisopsis

Her breath kept her here
He beat, repeat, rape, repeat
Her burka trap hurt, puke, heat
Pure earth eater erupt
Puree hate eat
Take rebuke
Brute repute
Tear, break
True heart
But he put
Her hate

II. Murisopsis’ prompt guidelines

Write a poem:

  1. Of exactly 14 lines;
  2. In any form or style;
  3. On the topic of poverty (moral, financial, romantic, etc.).

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 5 days, until Monday, January 9, 10:00 AM (GMT+3)

Last week’s W3 poem

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

‘Welcome Home’, a double Tetractys by Paula Light

Twinkle cold
Dead stars flame out
The night shivers in its lonely orbit
Breath travels slowly in the frosty air
Home glows closer
Loving hearts

72 thoughts on “W3 Prompt #36: Wea’ve Written Weekly”

  1. Wow, that was a haunting and brilliantly penned poem! Interesting prompt too – I just submitted mine, feels good to respond to these prompts again!

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