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My intent here is to write a poem from the prompt I give to you , the reader, in hopes that it will inspire something and get others to write with me.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Picture Prompt Challenge Time!

OSP @ http://onestoppoetry.com/ has once again offered us a chance to join in on some picture fun. Today we are inspired by Rob Hanson’s work, you can find more of his wonderful works @ http://www.robhansonphotography.com/




We are asked to write a poem or a flash 55 on the prompt... OURS IS...

THE PHONE

From the 'lovers tin can'
and the electric telegraph
the telephone emerged
and forged a new path

Now heard across the miles
and over distant lands
phones are voice activated
'look Ma no hands'

still I have to ponder
in a wide eyed sort of way
what AG Bell and Watson
would think of phones today


YOUR TURN
ENJOY
JL&B

13 comments:

  1. From tin can to no hands! Love that. Great take on the prompt.

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  2. Exactly, what Graham bell will think today, you say the evolution, or revolution?

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  3. Love it! I have a telegram that was sent to my Uncle in the war...

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  4. ha yes i wonder what they would say today, would it surprise them or disappoint that we are not further along...still waiting on the hologram myself...smiles.

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  5. No hands is right. I wonder myself what they would think. Things sure have come a long way. I remember the old dial up phones and the lines were shared with other people listening in on conversations, I love this, you did a great job as usual and it seems blogger is working again for now.. Susie

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  6. Very true. Phones have to do so much these days.

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  7. To share the communciation journey from it's simple beginnings to now... what exactly are they now? So much is possible if only we try what has not been tried before.

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  8. You have captured the wonder of the advent of the telephone! Lovely poem!

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  9. I loved this piece, clever and playful, beautifully harmonized. Great write! ~Rose

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  10. I think that communication is way beyond anything they ever imagined...

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  11. I enjoyed your poem. Both fun and true!

    I'm in a bad mood, not feeling up to a limerick. And so...

    When it comes to verse,
    what greater sin
    than a lazy poet
    who phones it in?

    Mad Kane

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