The world of ecopoetry welcomes an inspiring collection. Earth Song brings together diverse voices, past and present, from across the globe.
Day 6: Eating From Your Yard
There’s an abundance of beautiful, free, nutritious food, just outside the door. Step out and see?
Details: Finding Wonder in the World
In this prompt, we invite you to focus on the details, to find your wonder. Then share your photo or poem with us!
Day 26: Peace There
“Biophilic design can reduce stress, improve cognitive function and creativity, improve our well-being and expedite healing” – Try this poetry prompt about nature’s healing ways.
Day 24: Asking Favors
Today’s writing prompt is based on a poetic section of Romeo and Juliet, Come night As humans, though we can sometimes feel separate from our environment, we are, ultimately, a part of it. As some say, we are made of the stuff of stars. Others note that we are water or dust. You could say […]
Day 23: Signs Of
Today’s writing prompt is based on an excerpt from the poem “Trouble in Paradise” As humans, many of us are deeply touched by visuals and events in the natural world, whether in times of sorrow or joy. Write a poem in which you point to some kind of loss—of something or someone important to you. […]
Day 19: Making Buttonholes
Today’s writing prompt is based on the poem Hawksbill Crag Write a poem that lends human or godlike aspects and implements to things in our environment. In today’s poem reading, for instance, the poet expresses the surroundings on a hike in god- and human-related metaphors. The timber line is thin as “a pencil streak.” The […]
Day 16: The Deep-Downness
Today’s writing prompt is based on the poem Do the shells Today’s poem considers the deep-downness of things. What is retained within something, even when it is removed from its ordinary setting or becomes broken? Write a poem that explores some kind of deep-downness, whether it be in stardust or melting icebergs or even some […]
Day 13: Working Out a Question
Today’s writing prompt is based on the poem Petit à Petit L’Oiseau Fait Son Nid Even if you’ve never written a sestina before, today might be the day to give it a try. Because of the particular way sestinas repeat end-of-line words, they’re a great form for dealing with something you’re trying to work out […]
Perspectives: What the Tree Sees
“Engaging your senses with something can alter everything you thought you understood,” says photographer and artist Kelle Sauer.
Day 1: Begin
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 […]