Friday, March 12, 2010

Streetwise Poetry

NYU Building Near Cooper Union

The streets of NYC fascinate me. Streets in general fascinate me. Okay, so this week's Random Acts of Poetry Prompt should be no surprise. :)

NYU Building Near Cooper Union, photo by L.L. Barkat.

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Blogger ELK said...

to see the modern framed by the older building and the bare tree is a comfort...

11:04 PM  
OpenID togetherforgood said...

Here's my attempt. Possibly not what you had in mind, but it's what came to me. ;)

7:23 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Good Morning, took a wander backwards and found a suitable street. Prompts get you thinking in a different way. Thank you for this.

she, stirring

11:11 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Here's one:

I think I might like to write another.

10:43 PM  
Blogger mom2six said...

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10:37 AM  
Blogger mom2six said...

This prompt had me reaching back through memories...

10:40 AM  
Blogger Glynn said...

Here's my "streetwise" poem:

9:18 PM  
Blogger Kelly Langner Sauer said...

March, on June St.

Went for whimsy, used a photo. Hope it's starting to spring there for you.

12:14 AM  
Blogger Missy K said...

Struggled with this, but have wanted to participate for awhile, so I bit the bullet:

7:58 AM  
Anonymous Dave Fuller said...

10:28 AM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

What a prompt. This got the juices flowing right away.
There will be so many good links to follow. Thanks for this Laura. Funnessville.

2:59 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

My humble little offering is up :-)

5:16 PM  
OpenID shrinkthecamel said...

Last Saturday,
While driving around
The bucolic suburbs
of greater Philadelphia,

Running ordinary
weekend errands,

I clicked the signal
and turned right

On to
Street Road.

Street Road?

"Let's name it Street Road,"
I imagined
Them saying -

Those Well-bred,
Founding fathers,

Plain, yet
Possesed with
such a

6:36 PM  
Anonymous Maureen said...

"Reunions: Father

6:50 AM  
Anonymous kingfisher said...

Here's "my street" poem. The photos were supposed to be interspersed (in a particular order, not the order that resulted) between stanzas, but I'm new at this and something didn't work right with the layout.

5:42 PM  
Blogger CindyW said...

Thank you for the prompt to see and to write.

8:10 AM  
Blogger A Simple Country Girl said...

This is so fun. I love seeing all the varied interpretations of the prompt. Here is mine.

(And here is another, not really a street I have seen with my eyes, but a place with an address deep in my heart.)


10:22 AM  
Blogger Prairie Chick said...

This prompt took firm hold of me of me and wouldn't let me go until I told its story. I always love participating here. I look forward to reading everyone's contributions later today.

10:54 AM  
Blogger Liz said...

I found one! (a poem, that is!)

11:44 AM  
Blogger Susanne Barrett said...

Here's my first attempt--I'm not completely happy with it, but here 'tis:


9:26 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

It's amazing the memories & emotions a place can elicit. I rambled on and on in my first attempt, and then realized that when words seem to fail, fewer are better. Here's my link:

11:38 PM  

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