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So much depends upon the Monday Poetry Prompt


This week let’s do something a little different. I trust you all know the great William Carlos Williams‘ poem The Red Wheelbarrow:

so much depends

a red wheel

glazed with rain

beside the white

Let’s imitate this poem by stealing the first four words then letting our poetic imagination run wild. Post your dependencies in the comments below.



About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.


10 thoughts on “So much depends upon the Monday Poetry Prompt

  1. Hi all,
    I’m new here so sharing for the first time. I hope no one minds that two actually flowed out, so I included both.

    So much depends

    our willingness
    to see things as they are

    not as we wished
    they would be


    So much depends

    our willingness
    to take the first step

    trusting that
    the wind will push us forward

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Cindy Appleby | October 14, 2019, 5:19 PM
  2. so much depends
    upon staying devoted
    to tasks at hand
    to stock the wood
    for the winter
    making sure faucets have mittens
    that birds have seeds
    all this and more
    depends on reliable transportation
    good there is a wheel barrow

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by Lisa Tomey | October 14, 2019, 3:14 PM
  3. So much depends


    in the greenhouse
    glazed red with

    tomatoes beside
    the Mars mission

    Liked by 3 people

    Posted by Steve Croft | October 14, 2019, 2:01 PM

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