|Fats Domino or Little Richard. Photo copyrighted, Isadora Gruye photography.
Greetings Garden Dwellers!
Izy here, back to inspire (?) another round of poems for week two of National Poetry Writing Month. Though the weather here on the North Plain still feels like winter (and more snow on the way), Spring arrived weeks ago, and we are well on our way to summer. With time ticking away ever so quickly, I won't waste a moment of your time and cut right to today's prompt.
The Document of Discussion
In my former role as a manager, there were times when, for very legal reasons, I would need to document discussions held with my team members (usually in the case of a termination or lawful breach of company policy). These were factual word for word accounts of what was said to the team member and what their responses were to the discussion.
In essence = no fun.
I decided to turn the Document of Discussion into a poem series of my own. The idea was to take memorable conversations with strangers, friends, family, etc. and memorialize them. Sometimes I twist the characters or setting to bring more fiction into the world, but the basics remained the same: what was said remains documented.
For today's prompt, I beckon you to create your own document of discussion. Think back to the conversation you had yesterday with a stranger while pumping petrol, or think waaaaay back to that snippet of chatter you had with your sister, brother, pet dog. Summon up those groundbreaking moments of human interaction, make them as fictional or realistic as you like. It's your document after all. I have left a few links below to some of my "Document of Discussion" poems to sample if you are unfamiliar with the concept. So go now, my muddy buddies, and bring us back something shiny and unexpected.
Document of Discussion (2)
Document of Discussion (3)
Document of Discussion (7)