Monday, November 25, 2013

Poetry Prompt: Waiting

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This time of year often brings with it a sense of anticipation. This has been made even more pronounced in my family as I watched my 14-year-old son's excitement building for the 50th anniversary simulcast of the BBC series Dr. Who occurring on the same weekend as the premier of the second movie in the Hunger Games trilogy, Catching Fire.

Now we're waiting for the annual gathering of extended family to celebrate the American tradition of Thanksgiving. The next day, many in our consumer culture will be waiting in long lines on "Black Friday" to buy holiday gifts for family and friends. My Jewish friends are anticipating the lighting of the menorah in celebration of Hanukkah. And the Christian season of Advent begins where we anticipate the coming of the holy infant Jesus. 

Writing Prompt: What are you waiting for? Are you tired of waiting? There are even special rooms that are designated as "waiting rooms".  Feel free to use one of the events mentioned above or to share an event in your own life that involved waiting - a wedding, a pregnancy, or perhaps even the end of life. Try to capture the emotions that are connected to waiting or anticipating something.

Word Prompt:  Waiting or Anticipation

Suggested Poetry Form: Alliterisen **The suggested forms are entirely optional. This one appears to be a very complex poetic form. Are you up for the challenge? What are you waiting for? Go for it!

Even though Thursday is Thanksgiving Day, the link up will still be here and available for up to a week afterward. Please come back and share a link to your poem and take a few minutes to read the poems of others. Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Hanukkah!

~ Amy McGrath

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