We don't actually know if this lobster, who was recently caught in Maine, is any more or less sad than your average captured lobster but it certainly is bluer. But what happens when someone does catch The World's Saddest Lobster? Does it become an allegory for a person of unusual traits being brought into the public eye? Is it all about escape from giant creatures intent on eating you? Do we follow the blue lobster as it lives out its life as an exhibit in an aquarium? Do we just write a Blues Poem about it?
It's your choice because you're not the one with rubber bands around your claws.
In addition to the weekly prompt, one of our beloved regulars, Tom Daley, wrote a poem about writing a poem in Emily Dickinson's bedroom, which he actually did.
Your bonus prompt (which always seems to happen when April Ranger is in the room) is to write about which dead person's room you'd most like to spend an hour in.
Writing. Or investigating. Keep it clean, folks.
Oh, city, you vain vain fool. Some mornings you think you look best at dawn. Other days, you imagine dusk is your best side. Either way, you check your reflection in the eyes of your people and think you look terrible at night. The stupid night, can't it tell what it's doing to your profile? How it accentuates the vastness of your downtown. How it puckers the seams of your city limits. That night is totally doing this on purpose, and you know some stuff about the night that it doesn't want your inhabitants to know. Tell them. Tell them every rumor you've ever heard about the darkness.
The Twitter Feed New York Times Minus Context is short phrases from the New York Times excluding, well, context. Take a phrase from The New York Times, or another book or periodical and use it as the center of your poem.
My favorite examples include:
“woman hatin’ nerd toucher”
“She is young and she is happy, and that is interesting.”
“I get it, okay?”
Write Or Die
Scott Woods's Twitter Prompts
Rachel Mckibbens' Prompt Blog
The 30/30 Prompt Blog
Asterisk And Sidebar Prompts