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.”
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 Prayer for the Pompadour Looking Up From My Plate Write a prayer for or an ode to a food item you are about to eat or already ate today. Will you (or did you) eat the whole item? Why or why not? If you aren’t going to […]
Prayer for the Pompadour Looking up from My Plate God, I feel bad. He died for me and I could only eat half of him. —Marcus Goodyear, from Barbies at Communion T. S. Poetry Press, 2010 Want the whole 30 poems, 30 prompts series in one convenient place? You can get that in 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.