Hello, Word Artists and Admirers! My brother-in-law sent a link to an interview with poet Clint Smith on Steven Colbert. I'm glad he did, because although I do peek in on late night comedy from time to time, I don't often watch too many interviews. My brother-in-law had seen Mr. Smith speak in Philadelphia and he knew my love of poetry so thought I would enjoy it.
In the interview Mr. Smith says poetry is the act of paying attention. I rather like that idea, so for this week's optional prompt, I'd like you to write about the act of paying attention, in whichever way you would like to interpret it. I'm taking poetry and prose, fiction and non-fiction. Just be sure to keep your pieces to 369 words or fewer and one piece per person please.
Next week, Rosemary will ask us to take a well-known myth or fable and write as one of the main characters (not necessarily retelling their story so much as inhabiting their skin).
A Wee Note, from Magaly: This rather interesting post was created by Rommy (who, by the way, just had a birthday yesterday), but I will be the one hosting today.