8:07 a.m. — Atlanta
listening to the washing machine
Hello, everyone. May all of you in the storm’s path be safe, preferably with electricity. Those who live outside the storm area but know people in it, I hope you are able to get news of them.
Today’s prompt is an odd and somber group of photographs. I think them special and compelling. I shall give you one photo here and the link to many others, as well as an interesting article about the woman who found the original negatives and what she did with them.
Dutch historian Jo Teeuwisse discovered 300 negatives in a flea market and began to research the sites of the photos. [Yahoo News] When she found the modern sites, she overlay photographs of them with the old photographs, with haunting results.
Choose a photograph that speaks to you, as this one does to me. The poem does not have to be about war, or soldiers. You can develop themes from these images such as the transience of some things, and the permanence of others. The images may remind you of something, in which case, write about that. Or, you may wish to create a story of the moment.
The object always is a poem, so there is no right, or wrong [If you are overtaken by a bit of flash fiction, well then, for heaven’s sake, post that!]. Write. Post. Come back and read others.
I shall see you Friday for the roundup and next Tuesday for a prompt slanted more towards our NaNoWriMo participants.
Happy writing, all.