Today will be the last Wednesday Poetry Prompt until December, because we’ll be starting the third annual November Poem-A-Day Chapbook Challenge on Monday (click here for details). I hope to see everyone on Monday morning–possibly loaded up on sugar from Halloween.
For this week’s prompt, take the phrase “What I love about (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make this new phrase the title of your poem, and then write your poem. (For those not feeling the love this morning, you can use the variation “What I hate about (blank).”) All right; let’s get warmed up for November.
Here’s my attempt:
“What I love about math”
First, there are the rules. One plus one always
equals two, and I believe in solid
foundations. Second, numbers are as good
as letters in my book. They represent
themselves with more meaning in most cases.
What is an uppercase B? Tell me what
a lowercase c means. I know that 10
equals the digits on my hands, what is
needed to type a poem, even one
that’s dedicated to mathematics.
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