Saturday, November 3, 2007

Totally Optional Prompt: Evocative Poetry

Hi, all: I'm your host for the month of November. I'm not the night-owl Mike is, so expect the posts to appear a little earlier in the evening! (Also don't forget to set your clocks back tonight.)

This week, we're going to try to write some evocative poetry.

To get you started, read the poems linked here:

Eugenio Montale: Bring Me The Sunflower (scroll down to read this poem as there several on the page-- of course read the others if you feel like it!)

Lucille Clifton: climbing

Paul Celan: Deathfugue

Marjorie Agosín: The Empty House

Pick one you like and spend some time with it. Let it move you. How does it make you feel?

Then sit down and write a poem you think will make the reader feel the same way. Evoke the feeling. You'll find this is a bit different than saying how you feel.

Come back here Wednesday evening to leave a permalink to your evocative poem.

As always, remember this prompt is

Totally Optional

so feel free to pick a different poem, or a different emotion, or just share anything at all that strikes your fancy.

5 comments:

gautami tripathy said...

Most of what I write, fits here. Thanks for this prompt!

Linda said...

I'm sitting here early Sunday morning. Reading these poems is like eating a delicious breakfast. Thanks for such thought-provoking bacon and eggs! ~Linda

b said...

Sometimes poetry is found in strange places. I found mine at the gas station of all places. Not evocative but interesting. read "The Little White Car at the gas station" and let me know what you think.

Tiel Aisha Ansari said...

Barbara: Please remember to leave your links under the "Request for Poems" posts that appear Wednesday night, not under the prompts. Otherwise people may not see it.

Also please leave the permalink to the individual post if you can, rather than the link to your blog. That makes it easier for people to find the poem.

...deb said...

Gorgeous poems, Tiel. I am quite happy to read them. They are desert and dinner ;-)