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None of These Things Are Like the Others (or are they?): Prompt

Today, after visiting two wineries, reading about some returning TV shows, listening to music, re-reading today's blog poem, and my brain's own strange tangents, I came up with this prompt:


Use all of the following in your piece:


alcohol

bear

middle

father

TV

horns

wild

space

bed


I will definitely be doing this one one myself, in large part because W. Todd Kaneko's poem, "Elegy for Mr. Spock," is so incredible good, it makes me want to write!


This is what all great poems do to me: first, I want to re-read them and savor them. Then I dig into them--why is this working so well? Word play? Comparisons? Images? Then I want to use just a tiny piece and write something myself--and often the tiny piece I start with gets revised completely out.


And I just described what any prompt should do! Have fun!





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