Written for: Poets and Storytellers United
Weekly Scribblings #42: About Those Bones . . .
(posted by Magaly)
"Today’s prompt came to mind some weeks ago, when Magical Mystical Teacher posted the following haiku:
fingers framed by light
clutching an old rosary
carved of human bone
I’ve always found that MMT has a way with short poetry. She is so good at leaving the reader’s mind (all right, my reader’s mind) wondering about what took speaker and subject to the moment captured in the poem, and what might happen to them next. That sort of wondering is what brewed today’s prompt into being. We will have three choices (choose one, choose two, or choose all three):
1. Write poetry or prose which explores where the bones in the poem might’ve come from.
2. Write poetry or prose which shows why the subject is clutching a rosary made of human bone.
3. If one and two don’t entice your ink, write poetry or prose inspired by the poem."
she wears them for protection
on a rosary