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Hi Everyone!  I am pleased to present our guest host for today, CC, who blogs here.

CC here, happy to be hosting Poetics here at d’Verse again. I love popping in to d’Verse whenever time allows. It’s such a great place to be. I enjoy the friendly community and amazing writing so much. Thank you for always making me feel so welcome.

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about mistakes…not minor ones either, but the major mistakes we make that alter our lives irrevocably. It’s struck me as rather interesting that these mistakes can come with silver linings that we perhaps don’t see in the panicked moment of “Uh-oh! What have I done?” Hindsight and time can sometimes turn what seemed like the tragic end of the world into something exquisitely beautiful.


Oscar Wilde even goes as far as to say that most people, “discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one’s mistakes.”

Alice Bag says, “What a waste my life would be without all the beautiful mistakes I’ve made.”

Sometimes the best part about mistakes is walking away from them when they’re over, but still being able to remember them and the lessons they’ve taught us.

“it’s good to have things done with
when they don’t work
it’s also good not to hate
or even forget
the person you’ve failed with.”

–Charles Bukowski

“If you look at the way humans are designed to learn, we learn by making mistakes. We learn to walk by falling down. If we never fell down, we would never walk.”–Robert T. Kiyosaki

Sometimes we fall flat on our faces and it hurts. A lot. But, sometimes, even in the pain, we learn. What have you learned from your mistakes? What is your most beautiful mistake? Since even monkeys fall from trees* I know that we have all made mistakes, so this should be an easy prompt!

For this prompt, think of a mistake you’ve made. Think of what you learned from it or maybe how you thought it was the end of the world and it surprised you by turning out okay or bringing something exquisite into existence. Or, think of how it stretched you beyond your wildest imagination or how you would now say, with the benefit of hindsight, you’d actually regret not having made that ‘mistake’ in your life. Share something serious or funny….make us cry or laugh or teach us something from your own experience of mistake-making.

“Now go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here.”–Neil Gaiman

*Prompt Title is a quote by Chris Bradford



If you are new here, this is how this works:

  • Write a poem inspired by mistakes–it doesn’t really even necessarily have to be your own mistake; it could be your objective (or not-so-objective) take on someone else’s mistake–feel free to use the prompt in whatever way it inspires you
  • Click on Mr. Linky below and enter your name and URL (web address to your poem)
  • Interact with the other poems that are linked as this enriches the community experience for everyone
  • Have fun!

Thank you for your comments and participation 🙂