David, http://www.skepticskaddish.com, chose my poem ‘Decision Time’ as prompt poem for this week’s W3 challenge. As a result, many supremely talented poets have used my poem and my guideline – to write a response of up to ten lines about the theme of time – as inspiration.
Here’s the link to David’s post, where you can read all the response poems in full: https://skepticskaddish.com/2022/05/11/w3-prompt-2-weave-written-weekly/
I have enjoyed reading the responses so much, that I wanted to say ‘Thank you’, thank you so much, to all the participants. Over the past few days I have wondered about how I could express my gratitude… Then, I had an idea. Poetic, of course.
I have produced a found poem choosing one sentence of each of the responses to create a new ‘time piece’.
You’ll find the name of the author in brackets at the end of each line. This has been a wonderful experience and I have learned so much, most of all, I have learned that there are amazing poets out there all across the world, creating the most beautiful magic. A rather humbling, but hugely inspiring experience!
Time a poem by 19 writers found by Britta Benson as a way to say ‘Thank you’ Now you’re older and wiser (Lauren Swanberg – LSS Attitude of Gratitude) Unheeded by demands (A J Wilson, poetisatinta) Like salt and butter and regret (The Richard Braxton) A remembrance that once upon a time there was a young beautiful “me” (Michnavs) In the clocks they track me (Brigid Faye) Time flows backwards in this house of memory (Paula Light and Light Motifs II) Know what you know, it seems to say (Marion Horton, Writing Whatnots) Trills of birds, spliced with traffic horns (Sarah David, Words and Coffee Writing) Trying to circumvent the rotating orb (Radhika, radhikasreflection) Will not standstill, frenemy (Punam, paeansunplugged) Let us sit here and sing: (Aditi, Librocubicularist soul) A thousand gone summers (Steven Wallace, nostigmata) Silent abyss-eyes consume light (David, The Skeptic’s Kaddish) Warm water, flowing from the faucet (Nobe’s Globe) Linear – of course not (Kerfe, kblog) Spheres align, blending joy with fear (Donna, Half Baked Log) Pen trying oft to write purpose (Kunjal, Duo Disseminators) The old friend’s secrets (Khushi, Duo Disseminators) Waiting to be passed on to the next of kin (Harshi)