Tuesday, October 28, 2014

OctPoWriMo Day 28 Poetry Prompt - Hunger + Secondary Emotion = Your Successful Poem

Today, as we enter the very last of OctPoWriMo, we will focus on one of the most basic experiences, one which we have all known at some level:

Prompt: Hunger + Secondary Emotion = Your Poem


HUNGER - as told by Merriam Webster:

1.
a feeling of discomfort or weakness caused by lack of food, coupled with the desire to eat.
"she was faint with hunger"
synonyms:
lack of food, hungriness, ravenousness, emptiness; More
starvation, malnutrition, famine, malnourishment, undernourishment
"she was faint with hunger"
o  a severe lack of food.
"they died from cold and hunger"
o  a strong desire or craving.
"her hunger for knowledge"
synonyms:
informalitch, yen
"a hunger for news"
verb
verb: hunger; 3rd person present: hungers; past tense: hungered; past participle: hungered; gerund or present participle: hungering
1.    
have a strong desire or craving for.
"all actors hunger for such a role"
synonyms:
desire, crave, covet; More
long for, yearn for, pine for, ache for, hanker after, thirst for, lust for;
informalhave a yen for, itch for, be dying for
"all actors hunger after such a role"
2.    
archaic
feel or suffer hunger through lack of food.


Now add to HUNGER another, secondary emotion of your own choosing.

Possibilities include
sadness
joy
ambition
lust
yearning
self doubt
boredom
(or fetch your own via five minutes of free writing on the theme of hunger.)

Ready, set, 
WRITE YOUR POEM


 

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