“What holds up the sky holds each one of us, too—” says the poem “Indwelling,” by Scott Edward Anderson. Then we go on to impact the sky, “causing little inversions.”
Night Stars over snow, And in the west a planet Swinging below a star— Look for a lovely thing and you will find it, It is not far— It will never be far. —Sara Teasdale, featured in The Joy of Poetry
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 […]
Here at Poetic Earth Month, we seek to stir wonder in the heart, to inspire earth care. See if this “Sirens” video doesn’t stir wonder in you.
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 […]
North on the Illahee Ferry So there you are, where you wanted to be. I can imagine the Seattle city pier falling away behind you. Herring gulls wheel along their wires, reflections shattering in the ferry wake. You lean out over the swell, caught by blue distance, and when the cold finds its way onto […]