Welcome to Writing Prompt Pit Stop! Well, I’m caught back up with this one to the 22nd prompt from PoMoSco for National Poetry Month. For this one we had to use a phone # (real or imagined) and use that to make our own formula to create a poem. I used John Ortberg’s book Soul Keeping for this one. I used only the first line of each page starting with Chapter 1. So, 10 numbers X 6 times through to get my word bank = 60 words (or thereabouts) to create my poem…and I can’t believe I’m talking math again two prompts in a row! Anyway, here is my poem “Your Image.” Enjoy!
Here is the Day 22 prompt, Dialed In:
Start by choosing a phone number — your own, one from a business, or one you make up. Write out the full number (including any area codes) as a series of digits without dashes or parentheses.
Decide what your numbers will correspond to — words, sentences or pages. For instance, if your first number is two (2), you could choose to grab the second word on a page, the second sentence on a page, or the second page in the book.
Do this for each digit in the phone number. You can cycle through the phone number series multiple times if necessary to generate enough text for your poem.
Post your completed poem to the site, and add a citation for your source text. Do not post the phone number you used, out of privacy considerations.
The Found Poetry Review. PoMoSco. Prompt 22. 22 Apr 2015.