Visit the Poetic Earth Month art gallery and be enthralled by the jeweled beauty of the wineberry.
Visit the Poetic Earth Month “art gallery” and be enchanted by the imagination of Linnea Tobias—from ravens to blue rabbit, songbirds to cranberry-plum dahlia.
Says author Laura Lynn Brown, “Sometimes I think about quitting social media, but here’s a good reason to stay: Daylily brokering.”
It’s time to think about what our climate story could look like with a plot twist that involves drawing on our best ideas, our deepest creativity, our longing for connection…
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 […]
Today’s writing prompt is based on the poem At the end of the Sound Today’s poem explores natural beauty and raises the twin issues of abundance and an unstoppable response to it. Write a poem about some aspect of our natural, constructed, or processed surroundings that is so beautiful you never want to stop experiencing […]
Today’s writing prompt is based on the poem Night In the poem “Night,” Sara Teasdale urges us to “look for a lovely thing and you will find it.” Teasdale looked and she found “stars over snow,” as well as “in the west a planet/swinging below a star.” When we begin a deeper journey into earth […]
From the preserved lemons and sesame crackers to the Walla Walla sweet onions, this poem about neighborliness inspires us to hospitality through food.
Today’s writing prompt is based on the poem Awaiting Arrival Food is the center of hospitality in today’s poem, even though there is no particular guest expected on the horizon. Each improbable visit is anticipated even “after all these years of nothing coming down the road.” Like many of us, the people in the poem […]
Today’s writing prompt is based on the poem Today by the Creek I Pretend I’m the Dalai Lama Think of the kindest public or religious figure you know, either in present times or history. Consider their aspect: how they dress (dressed), their looks, their way of walking or other gestures. Pretend you are this person, […]
Today by the Creek I Pretend I’m the Dalai Lama Today by the creek I pretend I’m the Dalai Lama. I don’t know enough to get it wrong. The robes saffron, golden. The smile, serene. The walk feline, Persian, with a hint of bobcat. My breath comes from the belly, sanctifies plants that sway on […]
Today’s writing prompt is based on the poem North on the Illahee Ferry Images of both distance and closeness, smallness and vastness, exist in today’s poem. Every life is sustained by both. Write a poem about an experience that is very close or small, the way the ferry, the pocket, and the orange are to […]