I wonder what you see…

#WonderFold is a monthly feature that includes a prompt-based writing challenge on the first Monday of every odd month, followed by the publication of a winning response the first Monday of the next month.

INVITATION: All art grows out of paying attention: in sight, sound, scent, taste & touch. You are invited to craft a written response (poetry or prose, 50 words or less) to the image and scene below:



SCENE: The lens we choose determines what we see. Which will you select: the microscope or the telescope? Either way, shadows appear when there is a source of light. It’s as much tragedy as it is comedy. You could taste the rain if you were close enough. At the very least, the scent of damp earth fills the day. With every footfall, something scurries through the underbrush. Above the landscape, the swallows dart forth and the path ahead leads into a bend where a yellow finch has disappeared.

RESPONSE: Combining the sensory information in the scene/photo above with your own experience/imagination, write a short poem or paragraph in response. Sarah Gibson (Folded Word Features Editor) will select one response to be highlighted on the blog next month. Enter your poem/paragraph in the form below no later than 21:00 Eastern on October 29, 2018. The winning response will be announced on November 5, 2018, and its author sent $5 via PayPal. Winning authors residing in countries for which PayPal accounts are unavailable may select a chapbook from Folded Word’s in-stock titles as a prize.



dt.haase is a haiku poet, regular contributor to unFold, and a wanderer for wonder


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