Message from Planet Prose

Different planets cross paths,
orbit each other and regularly align
with meteor tales and showers of imagery.
There are no aliens on planet prose,
merely light waves and white noise
coming together
­               every now and then
in poetic symphony.

Kim M. Russell, 18th April 2019

The Youthful Poet’s Dream, William Blake

My response to Poets United Midweek Motif: Writing Prose

Susan reminds us that Poets United has a new prompt on the first Sunday of every month, “Telling Tales with Magaly Guerrero: a Pantry of Prose.”  Our challenge is to write a poem about the tales we can tell in prose and how it is to write them. We should do one or more of the following in a new poem:

  • describe prose vs. poetry
  • use the prose element of dialogue fitting the character who speaks it (within your poem)
  • praise prose to the utmost
  • show us a prose writer at work

Susan has also inspired us with quotations and poems on the topic.

16 thoughts on “Message from Planet Prose

  1. I think that there are a few aliens on this planet of ours as it appears someone is trying to destroy it! However it is up to us poets to tell the truth in our writing no matter how fantastic it is. I’d like Earth to sing again and not weep as we humans try to trash this sole

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  2. “merely light waves and white noise
    coming together
    every now and then
    in poetic symphony.”–the lines say it all. And it is rewarding, both for the readers, and for the poets. Smiles. Beautifully done, Kim…

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