Monday, 11 February 2019

Writing Prompts


In today's session we used three writing prompts inspired by recent events - the introduction of Lime scooters to Dunedin and the publishing of a compilation of poetry by Artsenta artists. Called 'A Scattering of Words', the book includes 15 writers, many from our creative writing group which has been running now for almost two years! The prompts were:

  1. Lime rhyme
  2. I write therefore I am
  3. As a published writer...



LIME RHYME

They say it's time
To bring in the Lime
I say 'No way'
Are they here to stay!

What's wrong with legs?
Are they just pegs?
Footpaths should be just that
For humans, dogs and the cat

I say, bring in Lime paths
All separate-like
Then the Lime will skim by
Just like a bike

No bumps and no bruises
To suffer for those
Who just want to live
And use God-given toes!


- Pauline




SPEED

wind in your hair
no helmet, where
smoothly gliding
black wheels riding
breathless without exercise
light glinting in your eyes
heart pounding
horns sounding
your single light beams
from these green machines

oh the places you can go
balance the only skill to know
extraordinary sights
not our ordinary days & nights
speed with freedom long unfound
no helmet, no pads, pavement sound
on the road, on the path
up the hill, down as well
take your time, enjoy the heat

grooving to the green lime beat

- Karen





LIME TIME

It's Lime time
Unlock your inner child
Let our a whoop
Go wild

It's Lime time
Don't worry it's all on tick
Forget about the corporates
'Get a life' you old stick

It's Lime time
I'm free as a bird
Off to the beach
'Look out' there's a dog turd

It's Lime time
Head over heals I go
Over a bonnet
And hitting the road

It's Lime time
A lime and water sip
From my hospital bed
Slow and steady on a drip

It's Lime time
Doctor's on the way
Comes liming up the corridor
Limes are here to stay.

- Paul




I WRITE THEREFORE I AM

HERE is a gap in existence
a time / place / settledness to…

NOW can take whatever word
and sling it together with vision
    or sound, to establish IT
to paint with pen, to record

and trust whatever IT becomes

- Karen




WRITE

        blank
they ask for more from me
stare
what do I have left?
grey
what can I see with older eyes
       low energy
that is worth the words,
       the word
that first one,
               lost one
                   in the middle
                                   to start


- Karen




LIMES

There was a young girl from Dunedin
Who thought she had found a new Eden
Lime scooters are in
So she took one for a spin
And now is in E.D. a'bleedin'.

-Christine Philp

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Writing Prompts

In today's session we used three writing prompts inspired by recent events - the introduction of Lime scooters to Dunedin and the publi...