This week’s prompt
Providing the first prompt of 2011 feels like a great responsibility. It would be terrible to get off on the wrong foot. I didn’t know until just now, typing “get off on the wrong foot,” what I was going to propose, but the muse works in mysterious ways. Mine just told me, “Don’t try too hard.”
We’ve learned together to be grateful for our muses no matter what foot they lead with, right? So this week, since my muse placed the word “foot” directly in my path, we are going to write poems about feet. Write about your own two feet. Write about a foot fetish. Write about inches and feet. Write about something with feet (like a chair or a centipede). Maybe you’ll get clever and write in meter (“feet” as units of rhythm).
I can’t wait for Friday to — ha! — put my feet up and read your poems! So get writing and come back Friday and over the weekend to share your work.
How prompts work under the Big Tent
We post prompts on Mondays, and you have all week to write your poems, based on our fabulous prompt or any other inspiration. Come back on Friday when you will find a “Come One, Come All” post where you can use the comments section to 1) leave a link to your poem or 2) leave the poem in its entirety.
You’ll have all day Friday (and all weekend!) to post your work and read each others’ work. Take your time. Enjoy all the poems that are new to the world.
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Be nice. Have fun. Remember we aren’t a critique forum. We want to support each other as we bring more poetry into our lives. Only provide critique if someone specifically asks for it.
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