I have a poem in response to Poets & Writers’ Day 3 prompt and one in response to Joseph Harker’s Day 2 prompt.
Joseph, in Day 2 of his Recursions, asks us to take an object (something from around us) and to keep the number of aspects you ought to consider to a manageable four: form, function, origin, and symbolism. We are to come up with a series of questions based on these four aspects and try to answer at least three of those questions in the poem, without letting us see the process that created them.
My object was a pair of scissors. My mind leapt more than usual:
The kite glides on outstretched
wings, looking for prey, balancing
on thermals with swallowtail
blades — scissors through the sky.
Poets & Writers asks us to: Transcribe the text of a sign that you encounter. Write maintaining the tone—imperative, advisory, declarative, etc.—of the sign.
Go THIS way (3:00 PM -- 7:00 PM MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) EXCEPT ON HOLIDAYS HOWEVER DO NOT ENTER (6:00 AM -- 10:15 AM MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) EXCEPT ON HOLIDAYS NOTE All OTHER Times Go THAT way
The poem doesn’t quite look the way I have it originally, but I can never hold onto how to take screenshots, so this will have to do.
Anyone else exhausted already!?