Welcome to Writing Prompt Pit Stop! It’s Day 15 already…halfway through National Poetry Month and the PoMoSco project. The “All Ears” prompt is pretty self-explanatory, but I will include the actual prompt below as usual. For this one, I was lucky enough (or perhaps unlucky!) to have been in a booth when I overheard the beginning of an odd conversation in the booth behind me, so I started jotting down everything that I could…and believe me, even though my poem is long, it could’ve been volumes. It turned out that this was a first “date” for two people from an online site. It was a reminder of how there are some desperate and odd people out there on those sites…so beware! Here is my poem from today’s prompt, “Sometimes They Have A Door Prize!”
Here is the Day 15 prompt, All Ears:
Take a public journey of your choosing. For instance, you might sit on your local bus or train for an hour, walk around the mall, visit a museum or even just walk down the street in an area with a lot of foot traffic. Keep an open ear to the conversations around you and jot down the phrases and words you overhear.
Craft a poem composed of those fragments and take a picture during your journey to post alongside your poem.
For examples of overheard poetry, visit Laura J. Davies’ “Overheard Poetry” page at http://cargocollective.com/laurajdavies/Overheard-Poetry.
The Found Poetry Review. PoMoSco. Prompt 15. 15 Apr 2015.