In one of my favorite scenes from Before Sunrise, one of my favorite movies, Jesse and Celine encounter a homeless poet as they’re walking along the Danube. The poet makes the following offer:
I’d like to make a deal with you guys. Instead of just asking for money, I’ll ask you for a word. I will then write a poem in which that word will be used. I’ll write it in English. If you like it, if you feel it adds something to your life in any way, then you can pay me whatever you feel like.
The word given was “milk shake.” That’s our prompt for 1/21/13. Write a poem incorporating the phrase milk shake.
Check back on Thursday for the poem offered in the movie, or simply click the link above for the poet’s recitation of it.