Stillness, by Britta Benson

Here’s my response to Brian Vos’ Weekly Poetry Prompt. Theme this week: Stillness. You can read his full blog post here: https://brianvos.com/2022/08/05/stillness-your-weekly-poetry-prompt/ I like responding to prompts. Sometimes, it’s an organic process that takes a while to get to where it needs to go. Other times, a poem simply manifests, hey presto, and becomes fullyContinue reading “Stillness, by Britta Benson”

Game, by Britta Benson

Here’s my response to this week’s poetry prompt on Brian Vos’s blog. Theme this week: Intuition. You can read his full post here: https://brianvos.com/2022/07/22/intuition-your-weekly-poetry-prompt/ Game Intuition, instinct, gut or simply unadulterated anger… Decisions manifest or not. Minds keep tally. Win or lose, it doesn’t matter. When I think I know, I told you so, fateContinue reading “Game, by Britta Benson”

Gods, by Britta Benson

I usually write a response to Brian Vos’s Weekly Poetry Prompt. This week, the prompt is ‘Faith’ and I struggled for a wee while with a response. Here’s the link to his blog post: https://brianvos.com/2022/07/08/faith-your-weekly-poetry-prompt/ Then, the local miniature railway enthusiasts held their annual exhibition in the building next to where I’m staying. I madeContinue reading “Gods, by Britta Benson”

Polarities, by Britta Benson

Here’s my response to this week’s W3 poetry prompt. The theme: write a poem about the sun and the moon. Here’s the link to David’s full blog post: https://skepticskaddish.com/2022/07/06/w3-prompt-10-weave-written-weekly/ My thoughts went straight to opposites and polarities. We depend so much on both the sun and the moon and they couldn’t be more different ifContinue reading “Polarities, by Britta Benson”

Wasting time, by Britta Benson

Just a tiny poem today. Wouldn’t want to waste your time… Here’s my response to Brian Vos’s Weekly Poetry Prompt. This week: ‘Wasted Time’. Here’s the link to the full blog post: https://brianvos.com/2022/06/17/time-wasted-your-weekly-poetry-prompt/ How to waste time I like wasting time wanting, wishing, waiting. I could waste my time not wanting, not wishing, not waiting.Continue reading “Wasting time, by Britta Benson”

W3 Family

Last week, my poem ‘Family’ was chosen as the new prompt poem for the W3 Poetry Challenge on ‘The Skeptic’s Kaddish’. Here’s the link to the full blog post : https://skepticskaddish.com/2022/06/08/w3-prompt-6-weave-written-weekly/ Here’s my prompt poem. Family Hopscotch gatherings of twice removed ties, stubburn hearts strung, as the drunken crow flies. Comings and goings, swift handshakes,Continue reading “W3 Family”

Casting off, by Britta Benson

This is my response to Brian Vos’s Weekly Poetry Prompt. This week’s challenge: write a poem on the theme of ‘outcast’. Here’s the prompt link: https://brianvos.com/2022/06/03/outcast-your-weekly-poetry-prompt/ Trust me to take it farther. I started off by thinking ‘let’s turn it around’, no outcast, but ‘casting out’, like a fishing line, which, of course, brought meContinue reading “Casting off, by Britta Benson”

Beauty, by Britta Benson

This is my response to Brian Vos’s Weekly Poetry Prompt. This week’s challenge: write a poem about the fleeting nature of beauty. Brian suggested haiku as the form. Here’s the link to the full prompt: https://brianvos.com/2022/05/27/fleeting-beauty-your-weekly-poetry-prompt/ I jotted down quite a lot of notes, before scoring out most of them. Haiku is always a challengeContinue reading “Beauty, by Britta Benson”

Let the mud sink, by Britta Benson

This poem was written in response to this week’s W3 poetry prompt. 16 lines or less, the first and the last line have to be the same. Here’s the link if you want to read the full description: https://skepticskaddish.com/2022/05/25/w3-prompt-4-weave-written-weekly/ Let the mud sink Let the mud sink, nourish your soul. Don’t stir, what wants toContinue reading “Let the mud sink, by Britta Benson”

Back to basics, by Britta Benson

This poem is my response to Brian Vos’s Weekly Poetry Prompt. The theme this week: Back to basics. Here’s the link to Brian’s blog: https://brianvos.com/2022/05/13/back-to-basics-your-weekly-poetry-prompt/ And here’s what I made of it: Back to basics The list used to be long. This, that, and the next thing, all essentials on the shopping list of life,Continue reading “Back to basics, by Britta Benson”

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