Poetics: The Art of Being Human

The challenge is to write a metaphor poem that starts with the words ‘This being human is…’
Find it here: https://dversepoets.com/2021/03/16/poetics-the-art-of-being-human/

This being human is the feather on the ledge
of the building made of stone
teetering with each gust of wind
no matter how small
left there by mistake?
not knowing who left it
nor where it will go
dropped by accident or lost?
never finding its way back to its source
for that is too long gone
and has no idea
that its piece
is there
waiting
to
fall.

©2021 CBialczak Poetry

Tuesday, March 16, 2021: Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge

Check it out here: https://godoggocafe.com/2021/03/16/tuesday-march-16-2021-tuesday-writing-prompt-challenge/

Today’s prompt: Write a poem about an empty house. Use the words brisk and solo.

The Place in the Woods

Along the path all wooded
Beyond the solo tree
a home lies still and silent
no people there to see.
It takes only a moment
of brisk walking to go
It’s worth the cold and distance
to see this place you know.
It stands as its been standing
for years since you were young
but no one seems to live there
No lights or flowers hung.
But love is what you feel here
for love is what is gives
Despite its dark and empty shell
where no one seems to live.

©2021 CBialczak Poetry

Simply 6 Minutes—Welcome To The Challenge: 03/16/2021


Welcome to the 6 minute challenge!

Today’s prompt is:


*****For any participants that do NOT like restrictions, please feel free to participate in any way you would like. It is great to read the contributions!****

  1. Set up a timer or sit near a clock so you can keep track of the six minutes you will be writing.
  2. You can either use one of the prompts (photo or written) or you can free-write.
  3. Get ready and write for 6 minutes, that is it! Can you write a complete story? Can you think of a new Sonnet? Can you write 400 words? 400? 500? There are no restrictions on what kind of writing you do, but you should try to be actively writing for six minutes.
  4. After you are done writing, include your word count and then post back to this page #Simply6Minutes or include your link in the comments section. Pingbacks are enabled.
  5. *Feel free to leave your work completely unedited. I believe it is good to see, especially for new writers, that even very seasoned writers don’t write a perfect first draft.*
  6. Have fun, challenge yourself if you’d like, read and respond to others’ posts.

Thank you for participating!

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