This week we give you a challenging prompt that can be both easy and difficult at the same time. Pick an inanimate object form anywhere and write from its perspective. It could be anything anywhere. Look at the things around you and imagine what poetry they would write. Imagine a tissue box in your office who hates being touched by sick people, a headstone in the cemetery who no longer gets visitors, a rusty fork who wishes it was plastic, an unused typewriter who is jealous of the new family computer, a merry go round who loves the laughter of children. Imagination has no limits here as the choices are endless. Imagine the feelings of any object and go with it.
When I first thought of this prompt I have to admit I had a cruel ironic thought. I can’t help but kind of laugh at the idea of my mom’s baking tin writing as if it were Sylvia Plath constantly being put in the oven and yet being rescued and coming back out again. Odd and maybe in poor taste but still it’s what I thought.
So this week show us the feelings of the things that surround you. Give a voice to the neglected, overlooked or overused.
We can’t wait to see what voice you lend to the inanimate objects in our world. What feelings we miss on a daily basis.
If you have a prompt idea (even a Music or Film inspired one) that you would like to suggest or share with us please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org . We keep a folder set aside with all your suggestions and just might use it one day.
There 3 simple rules:
1. Don’t link to more than 3 poems per week.
2. Please visit some of the other poems linked here when you link to yours.
3. Leave a comment after you have posted your link.