|Poster encouraging people to refrain|
from talking about war specifics.
Silence here is equated with security.
The silence of the falling vase
before it strikes the ﬂoor,the silence of the belt when it is not striking the child.
Prompt #22: Write a poem that includes some aspect of the concept of silence. Consider how it is that people "confront" or "deal" with silence. Think about silence as signs of both power and of weakness. In what cases is complete silence an achievable ideal? What are the implications of "being silenced" or as a child, not permitted to make noise?
|Image from the Women's March|
2017. Personal sign equating
silence with violence.
As usual, I'll be exploring this topic through sci-fi, horror, or fantasy.
Did you use this or one of our other prompts? You can post your poem in our comments, if you like.
Prompts crafted by:
J.A. Grier, Senior Scientist and Education Specialist, Planetary Science Institute
Amy Grier, Managing Editor, Solstice Literary Magazine
Image Credits: Women's March, Wikimedia Commons, CC 2.0; WAAC Securiity, Wikimedia Commons, National Archives Cooperation Project