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 the ferry rider in the poem. Every few lines, pull back and consider the far distance or vastness that supports the possibility of this close or small experience.
Such a poem might be the perfect candidate for the villanelle form, with its built-in repetition mechanisms that can help you travel between two realities such as closeness and far distance or smallness and vastness.