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Friday Prompt: “The child thought it strange . . .”

2012 January 20
January. The living room window.

January. The living room window.

We start 2012 with a prompt that was suggested to us by one of our former staff writers, Supriya Misra.

After reading Richard Meier’s poem “[Untitled] The child thought it strange” in Poets.org‘s Poem-a-Day newsletter, Surpriya was so struck by the opening line that she emailed us to share it. “I think the first line of this poem would make an amazing poetry prompt!” she wrote.

We couldn’t agree more. Hence, today’s Friday Prompt.

Prompt: Write a poem that begins with some part or variation of the line: “The child thought it strange to define words with other words.”

To read the rest of Richard Meier’s poem,  click here.

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