Hi, there! I wanted to try something a little different this month in the way of prompts. I'd like to try posting monthly prompts from now on. I'll use the submissions to the prompt as the pool for the featured poem for December. So let's see how this works out
If you'd like to see some more prompts, don't forget about the group blog of collected prompts: wordsmiths-guild.deviantart.co…Prompt Guidelines
All submissions should be submitted to the folder labeled November 2012
Submission requirements are the same as for normal pieces, except for one thing. You must include a link to a critique you have recently completed and a couple of questions for critique on your piece in the artist's comments, as usual, and I would like you to mention the group and the prompt in your comments
(something as simple as "November prompt" works fine, but I'd like you to say which
word you based your piece off of, as well).
Pieces should be submitted between November 9 and November 29.
The folder will not close to submissions after that point, but new submissions will not be eligible for poem-of-the-month status.
So here we go:This Month's Prompt
Just about everyone knows the saying, "a picture's worth a thousand words." But in some cases, there are actually also single words that have an incredibly detailed meaning. For example:Ya'aburnee
(Arabic) - "Literally meaning ‘you bury me’, this is the hope that a person or loved one will outlive you as to spare yourself the pain of living life beyond that person. Often spoken by parents to children."
This comes from SilverInkblot
's wonderful article on Foreign Words the English Language Needs
. This month, I'd like you take a look at this list (or maybe even this one
) (or a word from another list I haven't heard of!) and pick a word whose meaning you like.
Then, in less than 60 lines
, write a piece that uses the meaning of the word as the main focus. You might write a beautiful romantic piece, inspired by the above example, or a bit of a silly one, inspired by a word like Rhwe (which means, "To sleep on the floor without a mat, while drunk and naked").
Remember, you have until the 29th of November. Ready? Set?GO!