Now that we know what we know about climate breakdown, can we learn something from the deer? Try answering with a poem!
A poem that considers our place in figuring things out with climate breakdown—and potentially solving the problem…”If we might figure out why the water waits…”
Day 28: Whose Care
Write two short poems about some aspect of earth care—the first part where you are responsible for nothing and the second part where you are responsible for everything. Then…
Day 27: Season
Today’s writing prompt is based on the poem Under Heaven In “Under Heaven,” the poet proposes that “appetite has a season,” and she reminds us that a pomegranate “takes the careful cultivation of months” to come to fullness. Using the specificity and passion of a “true connoisseur,” write a poem about a fruit or vegetable […]
Eating a pomegranate before its time reminds us, as this poem says, that “appetite has a season.”
The Lake Isle of Innisfree
The Lake Isle of Innisfree I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree, And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made; Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honey-bee, And live alone in the bee-loud glade. And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping […]
Day 26: Peace There
“Biophilic design can reduce stress, improve cognitive function and creativity, improve our well-being and expedite healing” – Try this poetry prompt about nature’s healing ways.
A surprising poem about sustainable practice, as experienced small-scale in the home garden.
Day 25: Convinced or Not
Today’s writing prompt is based on the poem Turning Earth care, as it turns out, is really about self-care and other-care. What we design today impacts how we live tomorrow. For better or for worse, it even impacts far into upcoming generations. In “Turning,” a shortcut today becomes an injury tomorrow. Says the poet, “I’m […]
Come, night, come Romeo…
from Romeo and Juliet, Scene III, Act II Come, night, come, Romeo, come, thou day in night; For thou wilt lie upon the wings of night Whiter than new snow on a raven’s back. Come, gentle night, come, loving, black-brow’d night, Give me my Romeo; and, when he shall die, Take him and cut him […]
Day 24: Asking Favors
Today’s writing prompt is based on a poetic section of Romeo and Juliet, Come night As humans, though we can sometimes feel separate from our environment, we are, ultimately, a part of it. As some say, we are made of the stuff of stars. Others note that we are water or dust. You could say […]
Trouble in Paradise
A poem that draws from Garden of Eden ideas and Adam and Eve, to talk about lost love.