Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The Beast in You

Photo by Peggy Goetz



This week write from the point of view of an
animal--any animal but a human. 

You might easily write from the point of view 
of an animal you know well, like a pet.  And they do look 
like they are thinking so much some times, if only they could speak. 
Try to make the situation one we do not expect.

Or take the position of a wild or exotic animal. Something small, 
something big, something gentle, something fierce. 
Use your imagination!


I look forward to what you write!

Peggy, blogging at  ON A DAY LIKE TODAY



 


Photo by Peggy Goetz





33 comments:

  1. Peggy, you know how much I love this prompt! I look forward to reading all of the responses:-)

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  2. I had fun with this prompt!! Will enjoy reading what others write!

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    1. You sure did! Really enjoyed your poem :-)

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  3. i think i have written the most bizarre poem i have ever...ha...mine will be up in the morning...smiles...

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  4. This is so weird - I wrote a poem about a wolf this weekend to link to dVerse. Hmmm...now I wonder if I should try to write another from the perspective of the wolf...lots of double meaning and possibilities here!Will see...if I can stay awake to write! if not maybe tomorrow I will!

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    1. that would be very cool dawn...

      mine is up and will be around at lunch to see who else is playing....

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  5. Hi Peggy! I love that horse photo--it really inspired me--as soon as I saw it, a poem started forming--so,I put it with the poem that I posted--I hope that was okay, the poem needed the photo for full impact. of course I gave credit to the artist
    :-) Thank you for an excellent prompt!

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  6. I love what you all have written so far--the weird (yes Brian), the heart-breaking, the wild and wonderful. I haven't even gotten my own written and posted! And yes feel free to use my photos posted with the prompt! I tried to put more animal photos in with the prompt but could not manage to place them like I wanted to (I am still not a pro with blogging LOL) Write on all!

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    1. Hi Peggy, thank you so much! I definitely relate to not being the pro with blogging--so much I'd like to do and just do not have knowledge and/or time. Looking forward to reading your poem soon :-)

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    2. weird....smiles...you know i take great pride in that...hahaha

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  7. Love the prompt and had a go at freedom :) Alan

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  8. AWESOME!! I know which animal I will be using (just was out at the barn and got some awesome horse photos...

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  9. You did indeed get some awesome horse photos Margaret. I hope my comments are showing up on everyone's blogs as they do not always appear immediately. And I finally got my poem up! I could hardly believe I do not have any good photos of real fish but I found something!

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  10. Love this...not sure I have ever written from the perspective of an animal before...kinda cool to have a go at it. I am so jealous of all you horse owners!

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  11. Well,I receive a gift from Kim - painting of hummingbird, so I use this to express my thanks to her generosity ~

    Happy day to everyone ~

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  12. Purrrr ... guess who I am? Haha ... what a fun prompt, Peggy, I really enjoyed it, thanks! Well, time for a cat nap. I'll visit everyone tomorrow. Sweet dreams :)

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  13. what amazing photos Peggy, gorgeous. I enjoyed this challenge, it's found its way into my slump and allowed me to write for the first time in a couple of days, thanks

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  14. i'm losing my mind completely ~ i swear i left you a comment, Peggy! it's a wonderful prompt. i don't recall every writing from the perspective of an animal before. i am working on my poem and will be back with it as soon as i can.

    thank you!

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  15. Have to say I saddened myself with this one :(

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  16. Started this ten different ways...finally something came. :) Thanks Peggy for this prompt.

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  17. Really enjoyed everyone's poems. Each a different animal's voice. What a fun prompt! :)

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    1. No, of course you are not too late. Looking forward to seeing what you link!!

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    2. Thanks, Mary. I'm glad I could participate!

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  19. Excellent prompt, which really set my mind working overtime... but then I read Mary's fine poem and was persuaded to write a poem from the point of view of the spider's victim. Thanks, then for both.

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    1. Dave, I absolutely LOVED your response to my poem. Just wonderful!

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  20. I just have to say that I am so impressed with everyone's poetry for this prompt!! Outstanding :-)

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  21. Peggy, wonderful the way you made the spider's web threads vibrate. What an image.

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  22. i finally finished, Peggy! sorry it took so long.


    dani

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  23. I commented on all 21 posts so far. However in checking back on a couple of sites I see my comment was not posted. GRRR. Anyway I want you all to know I have loved reading all the posts!!!

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  24. This looks like such fun. Thanks for organising it.

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  25. came here for the first time ...liked the organization of so many poets

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