The Poetry Question

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The Daily Prompt – August 9th – The SOUND of the Waves


1. Use the prompt in the way it’s intended (starting a sentence, the title of the piece, theme, etc)

2. You may write in any format you see fit (fiction, non-fiction, poem, song, script, etc.)

3. Post your piece of writing in the comments section of the website to be considered for the ‘Best Of’ section.

The Prompt:

This is an exercise in writing about only ONE specific sense.

You are stranded in the middle of the ocean. It is so dark, that you can’t even see your hand in front your face. There is no one around. You are miles from any land. You are tired, hungry, and you know that without any help, you will soon perish. All you can hear are SOUNDS of the waves.

Please write about the SOUNDS of the waves.

About Christopher Margolin

Chris Margolin spent more than a decade in Education as a high school English teacher, and is now an Instructional Coach for the Longview School District. He is also the founder of The Poetry Question, an online journal which focuses on reviews of small press poetry publications, and runs a regular series called "The Power of Poetry," where notable poets share their personal stories of how poetry has affected their lives. Margolin resides in Vancouver, Washington with his wife, and daughter.

One comment on “The Daily Prompt – August 9th – The SOUND of the Waves

  1. Kendra
    August 9, 2013

    Glass shatters around me. The tumult builds causing my head to shake from the symphony of crashes. Piercing screams that puncture my already hope forsaken heart. My skull pulses with each beat of the never ending composition. I call out for help one final time but my pitiful voice is captured by that of the ocean.

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