Saturday, September 24, 2011

Define Your Terms - a poem about magnitude and scale

Greg Pincus

When using terms of magnitude,
Be sure to be specific:
A pond might not look big to you...
To an ant, it's the Pacific.

Almost every Monday, Tricia at The Miss Rumphius Effect posts a poetry prompt. I love poetry prompts as jumping off places, and I realized this Monday that I have been slacking: I haven't been writing to others' prompts in a long time... and it made me sad! So, in response to the prompt to write about magnitude and scale, I came up with the above. Sometimes I like what I come up with, sometimes I don't... but that's really not the point. The point for me, anyway, is to create!

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1 comment:

Charles Waters said...

That is a great poem Greg. One of your best ones in my opinion. I love Tricia's prompts. I went through the past couple of months on her prompts and have come up with a number of poems. Methinks you and Tricia rock!!!!!