This week (fortnight actually) our small blogging group are answering a question we found in a poem and using it as a starting point for our writing. Helen suggested a few poets and their questions. I am sticking with her first suggestion “Have you noticed…” from Ghosts by Mary Oliver.
Have you noticed… people are being kinder these days?
Have you noticed … people are being more cruel these days?
Have you noticed…people are acting smarter these days?
Have you noticed… people are acting stupider these days?
Have you noticed… leaders are speaking the facts?
Have you noticed… leaders are speaking lies?
What have you noticed?
3 thoughts on “Have you noticed…”
Yes, I’ve noticed all of the above. Though thankfully, we haven’t had the leaders speaking lies here in NZ.
What have I noticed?
I noticed that you used the word “fortnight” which I though most Americans (does that include Canadians in this context? I don’t know) did not use.
I noticed that I liked seeing it used.
Oh, good one. I have indeed noticed all these things. Have you noticed what a very mixed bag we humans are?
And Mali, I have never used the word “fortnight,” nor have I heard any fellow Canadians do so. But I may not hang with the right crowd.
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I’ve noticed that I have to make a phone call and be on hold for every fucking thing and it still won’t get solved.