Monday, May 7, 2012

Prompt: The Root Going Down

From Wikimedia Commons, Tree Roots
 and Temple, Ta Prohm, Angkor,
Cambodia (David Sim, 2009,
Creative Commons 2)
Let this prompt your poem-making this week: Begin at the surface of the earth and go down. Like a root. Follow the meristem cells as they grow down. Wander blind, by feel, through the gritty texture, through the nourishing dirt. Find nurture and break it down. Do roots slurp? Do they intertwine on purpose, like some daisy chains of doseydoe's? What do roots intend? What do roots portend? You could start at an etymological root, but keep going, deeper....

Travel down deep. Give a new meaning to the computer phrase "root path"...

Keywords: poem, root, [poet's moniker]

1 comment:

  1. Down....across

    Slow rooting fall.  Lateral dive.
    A drop. 
    No purpose in mind.
    Hidden silence
    True as blood
    A stream
    12,000 feet down in time.

    ( was much fun jam writing with Jason, Daniel, Janice and Lauren last week in Richmond....looking forward to more....)