Saturday, July 22, 2017
Poetry Prompt #44: Go Read Your Atlas
There's such pregnant possibility in an unfolded road-map or atlas.
As a child I enjoyed folding and unfolding my father's old road-map. Just reading all the interesting names of towns and roadways sent my imagination down it's own super-highway. For today, I'd like you to investigate your own map or atlas for a creative spark.
You can even do random searches on the Google Earth map, or do your own internet search for atlases/maps from areas all over the world. Simply read the names of towns and highways, write down the ones that seem interesting or far-fetched (especially as names for towns). Then brainstorm for some creative writing.
If you don't have a map for reference, here is a list of unique towns. Use one as your title and write a poem, or try to integrate the complete word list into one piece of writing. Or...just let a particular word take you where it will.
There's no wrong way to be inspired!
Word List of Unique Names of Towns:
Queen Elizabeth Avenue