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.”
Today’s writing prompt is based on the poem Li Po In “Li Po,” the poem looks back in history to a poet who sometimes wrote about tea. It then pairs the narrator of the poem with Li Po, saying “every morning I am Li Po.” Humankind has a long history with agriculture or the harvesting […]
A poem about being a poet, based on Li Po and how he knew “the tea bushes flush with leaves, / sweet scent rising / from snow-petaled earth…”
“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.