Poem prompt 6: Forward to look back

Yay for day 6! And it’s Saturday–perhaps providing a more leisurely approach to a poem.

Let’s take that time and time-travel.

Put yourself 20 or 30 years in the future.

How do you imagine you’ll think of the event you’ve chosen when you’re an older person? What might you see differently? Explore these shifts in perception–and emotion–in your poem.

Bonus option: Pulling objects forward. Are there objects or images you’ve already used that you can bring into this poem–and thread into future poems? Images that take on different weights or shades of meaning from poem to poem?

Favorite line(s)

From yesterday’s poem:

When I went down to get the laundry,
the stairs gave me no suspicions. By the time

What was your favorite line from the poem you wrote yesterday–from these prompts or any prompt? Please post it in the comments, so we can share inspiration.

It’s time to time-travel.

Put yourself 20 or 30 years in the future.

How do you imagine you’ll think of the event you’ve chosen when you’re an older person? What might you see differently? Explore these shifts in perception–and emotion–in your poem.

Bonus option: Pulling objects forward. Are there objects or images you’ve already used that you can bring into this poem–and thread into future poems? Images that take on different weights or shades of meaning from poem to poem?

2 Replies to “Poem prompt 6: Forward to look back”

  1. Good draft today, even though I was tired from being at a conference for most of the daylit hours. Favorite line from today’s work: “onus of spine and ink”, even though I haven’t quite worked out in the draft what it means.

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