A Pair of Poems
PROSE POEM —
Write two prose poems that function as a pair.
The prose poem does not follow the usual layout we associate with poetry (using line breaks) but instead, is set out like prose: using flow-on sentences and paragraphs. A prose poem brings elements of poetic and narrative writing together into one form.
For this prompt, dear poets, write two prose poems as a pair
—1-2 paragraphs each in length. You can read an example of two prose poems complementing each other here
, by the esteemed American nature poet Mary Oliver. And WtW's Angelina Nguyen
puts her own prose poetry on the page with this memorable pair: "Heightened Conversations".
As you write, consider:
- What theme, character, or tone will connect your two poems?
- How will your poems differ? How will the second build upon, or add to, the first?
Remember that your piece should contain three titles: 1 for the first poem, 1 for the second, and 1 for the two as a pair.