Friday, November 11, 2022

Friday Writings #52: Dialogue

“In true dialogue, both sides are willing to change.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

The quote above is taped to a glass dividing patients and pain management health care providers, I noticed it while I waited for an enraged man to stop yelling at a nurse. The nurse kept on trying to get a word in, but the man would just shout louder. I read the quote, and thought, Irony has a peculiar sense of humor. I also thought that the word “dialogue” might make an interesting prompt.

So, dear poets and storytellers, for today’s optional prompt, I would like you to create poetry or prose that includes dialogue (literally or figuratively, internal or external… your choice).

As always, if the prompt doesn’t speak to you, share any piece of poetry or prose which does. New or old, fiction or nonfiction, short or longish (369 words or fewer). Share the direct link to your post. One link per participant, please. After you share your words, visit other word lovers, and start a dialogue.

next week, Rommy will ask us to shape our thoughts around the word “ordinary”, and whatever that brings up for us.


  1. Good day, Poets & Storytellers!
    Once a while, I like dialogue in a poem. It can add a fun aspect to it, but the main thing I think is to compare viewpoints. I am posting one written last year, it may not be grammatically correct, as are some of my poems, because some lines are translated directly from our dialects. The poem is a conversation between two persons. 😁

    1. I agree, dialogue compares viewpoints and gives us extra insight into the minds (tongues?) of those involved.

  2. Dialogue is good for ails ya! Most of the time that is. A great prompt ~ my mind is shifting into gear. Happy Sunday everyone.

  3. Lovely piece of wisdom from Thich Nhat Hanh!


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