W3 Prompt #53: 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 read before participating in the prompt.

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:

‘Summertime’, an acrostic poem by Brandon Ellrich

Skin is sensing the scintillating sizzle of summer sun,
Under the umbrella of undulating nebulas above.
Meandering mothers mooing in meadows amid this,
Magnificent Missouri morning.
Even the ever-engaging Earth emits its energy, I,
Remain relaxed in rare respite.
Troubles take time to tarry,
If I invoke the eidolon ideal,
Master of motionless measure,
Ending in the easy ebony evening.

II. Brandon’s prompt guidelines

Sweet April showers, do spring May flowers.

Thomas Tusser (c. 1524 – 1580)
  • Now that May has arrived, I’d like you to write a descriptive poem about your favorite flower;
    • Write about its fragrance (if it has one), its look, and/or how it makes you feel;
    • It can also be a metaphor for growth, romance, or renewal;
    • There’s no restriction on form or device.

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, May 8, 10:00 AM (GMT+3)

Last week’s W3 poem

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

‘At peace, or: For now’, a memento by David ben Alexander

After long tortuous ages...
words settle upon screen-
at peace;
unfurled, mind's warped curling pages-
line upon line serene...
~ angsts cease ~

Read, read, reread; and all is right-
thoughts mercifully still
for now;
it's for these moments that I write-
slavelike, clasping for quill...
and- how.

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