Lillian here, coming to you today from Washington DC! Here for the month of May as major rehab being done to our building in Boston. Delighted to host Poetics for the dVerse gang today!
I went to the grocery store the other day, to pick up a few items. Not in a hurry, I wandered a bit and happened into the cereal section. It was four levels high and incredibly long, with a mind-boggling number of options. And this prompt was born.
So let’s have some fun!
- Choose ONE category FROM THE THREE GIVEN BELOW.
- Include AT LEAST TWO of the brands listed IN YOUR CHOSEN CATEGORY, in the BODY of your poem.
- Use the brand name’s words as words.
- If one of the brand names you select has two words in it, try to use the two words in the same order as the brand does.
PLEASE NOTE : If you choose the Candy Bar category, do not write a poem about candy bars, including three of the candy bar names in your poem. Instead, use the words to refer to something other than a candy bar. Noodle with the words in the brand name!
HINT: You may find the need to use a form of the word – as in “mounded” or “mounding” instead of “mounds”. BUT – a synonym for the word will not count. IE using the word “piles” instead of “mounds” will not fulfill the prompt.
Here’s the 3 Category lists (remember to choose only one category!)
*** Your poem can be any form and any length you prefer. But it must utilize only one of the categories above. And it must include the word/words of at least two of the brands within that list.
Looking forward to what you come up with! Have fun noodling with the brands!
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