This week we are going to approach the Thursday Think Tank a little bit differently. We are going to return it back to its roots. The whole idea around the Think Tank was to get you to think. All too often we post the prompt here and instantly we are offered many poems. The thought aspect is being lost. So this is how we will approach today’s and future Think Tanks. We will give you a prompt early on in the day and Mr. Lynky will not go up until the afternoon or evening. We want you to mull over the prompts and write for them. We want the pen to be inspired by the prompt not forced. So without further delay here is today’s prompt.
“Our senses are indeed our doors and windows on this world, in a very real sense the key to the unlocking of meaning and the wellspring of creativity.”
~ Jean Houston
A window is often used to describe many things, an opening to your soul, a gateway to beyond, a way to let the cat out. What do you think of when you imagine a window? Are you on the coast staring at a sunset over the water through a window? Or maybe you are afraid you left it unlocked and may come home to an empty house? I don’t think this concept needs to much emphasis this week. Sit for a few moments and decide what a window means to you. Is it just simply something to keep the bugs out or does your heart imagine so much more? Is your window broken, cracked or just ready for you to open the curtains and let the sunshine in?
“Friends are like windows through which you see out into the world and back into yourself... If you don't have friends you see much less than you otherwise might.”
~ Merle Shain
As always we look forward to peering into your open window with the words you write or imagine. We can't wait to stop by and promise to not throw any rocks while we are there.
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.
No Mr. Lynky Yet!! Think about it for a while.