far_mountain (far_mountain) wrote in round_table500,

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Challenge April 2010

Happy April everyone!

I apologize for being late with this month's challenge and I won't waste your writing time any longer.

Dennis Hopper was recently honored with his name on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His close friend, Viggo Mortensen, gave a wonderful speech about him and closed with this poem by William Stafford:

For My Young Friends Who Are Afraid

There is a country to cross you will
find in the corner of your eye, in
the quick slip of your foot--air far
down, a snap that might have caught.
And maybe for you, for me, a high, passing
voice that finds its way by being
afraid. That country is there, for us,
carried as it is crossed. What you fear
will not go away: it will take you into
yourself and bless you and keep you.
That's the world, and we all live there.

The poem is our prompt for the month. Take it as a whole, or in pieces, or on a single word. We have until April 30th to post our stories.

Have a wonderful April and happy writing, all!
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