Using the image of a tree at its center, “Back” places the poet’s life in relation to part of our world. Not just any tree poem, this one creates an interplay between nature and memory and personal directions.
“Just when I thought the day had nothing left to give,” says the poet. And then the earth’s economy gives, beginning with an impossibly cool and beautiful garden cucumber.
Ready for a little creative writing exercise? Try out this gratitude poetry prompt, based on the poem “The earth’s economy.”
A poem about the disappearance of Arctic Summer Ice, “After Reading About the Iceberg Waterfalls” connects time to someone we love.
In today’s poem, the poet measures time by the age of her eldest daughter, saying that the Arctic summer ice will be gone, causing the sea to rise significantly, “in a daughter’s dawn of time.”
Today’s poetry writing prompt is based on the poem Find. Focusing on a single natural item or two was (and still is) the simple basis for a longstanding genre of poetry: haiku. Imagine that! A whole genre that relies on attentiveness to our natural surroundings. The haiku understands that it doesn’t “take much” to start […]
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