Blast from the Past: #6 of #365 A Prompt A Day For Bee

This post was first posted in June 2014. I was doing a poetry project from June 2014 to May 2015. I asked my readers to give me a prompt and I wrote a poem about it. It was working rather well in the beginning but very soon I ran out of readers and prompts. However, I was not giving up and changing it into posting a poem a day and finding an interesting prompt myself. I look fondly back to that time and even have started to write a poem a day at the end of last year. But most of them won’t see any publishing. But here number six of the old “A Prompt A Day for Bee”:


I chose today’s poetry prompt as I have to work late and no prompt has been given so far. This one I have used the first time with @FrauPaulchen’s #frapalymo which is a German poetry project happening every May and November. You chose a short poem that you like, take all nouns, verbs and adjectives and create a new poem out of it.

Today I have chosen “Since Feeling is First” by e.e.cummings and the words are feeling, pay, attention, syntax, things, wholly, kiss, wholly, fook, spring, world, blood, approve, kisses, better, fate, wisdom, lady, swear, flower, cry, best, gesture, brain, eyelids, flutter, say, laugh, leaning back, arms, life, paragraph, death, parenthesis, Wow, that’s a lot to deal with….

My brain’s eyelids flutter

my brain’s eyelids flutter

as I pay closer attention

to the syntax of kisses

my heart, though

does not approve:

the parenthesis of life and death

is a paragraph in one’s fate.

I have cried blood over and over

this world of fools

when the lady’s wisdom was laughed at.

I swear to her flowers in spring:

no gesture can show better things

than wholly kissing

wholly I say

then I lean back in your arms

as best as I can

and savour this feeling.


This way of writing a poem creates very interesting poetry. I wonder if the words chosen by the other poet has an effect on how your poem will become. It feels to me like the ones I have done this way are different to those I usually write. I also wonder if any other blogger has tried out this way of creating a poem? Or would you like to and you share it with me? Tell me how the writing experience was and if you think your poem is different to the ones you usually write. I can not wait to hear from you 🙂

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