Prompt for Hour Six

Set a timer for one minute and write a stanza. Stop the timer. Clear your mind.

Set a timer for 90 seconds and write another stanza. Clear your mind.

Set a timer for 2 minutes and write another stanza.

Go back and edit all the stanzas.  You can add extra stanza breaks or add section breaks. After you finish editing you can choose to do another timer session or two, or not.

5 thoughts on “Prompt for Hour Six

  1. Okay, I did the first thing that came to my mind for hour six after seeing the prompt and grabbing my Shakespeare word magnets. The first stanza leant itself to a sonnet, so I went with it. But, I am not sure if I am allowed to add the extra two lines at the end? Do they count as editing a stanza or adding a section break? If so, I am done. If not, I will have to figure something else out…

  2. The Poet’s Island Produce

    In island solitude
    the poet waits for inspiration
    like her backyard fig tree waits for rain,
    especially during a summertime drought.

    She knows that insight,
    that small ripe fruit from trees,
    is often tough to produce,
    especially during late lazy August.
    But after a soaking rain arrives,
    all produce: the tree, the insight, the poet.

    The poet’s now ready to share her figs
    with her readers who pick each fruit
    one by one, savor, and then devour them,
    making sure no morsel goes to waste.

    Like vacationers on tropical atolls
    readers smile, satisfied as they return home.

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