April 17, 2017: Poetry Writing Prompt – Carol Dorf

This poetry writing prompt submitted by Carol Dorf.

The Counting On Poem
a) List the numbers from zero to ten in a column on your paper.
b) Write 1-5 words that go with each number.
c) Choose one of the numbers and write for 5 minutes
d) Repeat the process with another number
e) You can also use another set of numbers you like such as the Fibonacci numbers or the multiples of 18 as your starting place.

Note: I published an earlier version of this exercise in the Bridges: Mathematics and Art Proceedings, 2013.

Here is a sample poem from Sarah Glaz.
6
I can be factored
into selves
from
former lives
each one
more potent
than
I
am
Unmultiplied
I disappear

If you write a poem from this prompt, post it as a comment underneath the prompt in the Poetry Super Highway Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/poetrysuperhighway

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