LEADERS - not followers

Friday, May 14, 2010

RHETORICAL METAPHORICAL

FOR BIG TENT POETRY


This week’s prompt
This week we are going to spend a little time listening to language. The idea is to get away from your usual range of aural experience and open yourself to surprises.
One way to do that is to spend a few minutes (maybe 10 or 15) and listen to a podcast, a radio show, an interview or lecture, on a topic you know little about. Write down any interesting words you hear. Pick them for sound, for interest, out of curiosity or for any reason that tickles or piques you.
Write down a dozen words and then use three to six (or so) of them in a new poem. Don’t feel compelled to use the words as they are meant to be used. Be playful! Let the sound of the words carry the weight. Let the sound of the word do the “work” of the poem. You can even make new meaning for the words you choose.


COALITION

Waiting for the tide to turn…
As one more new wave
Rolls… hangs… crashes…
Followed by another

Position…

Politician…

PRO-GRE-SSIVE.


Can you hear as the tide turns…?
Waves more frequent now
Ministerial, domination
Administration, coalition
CO-ALI-TION.