Today’s writing prompt is based on the poem Back
In today’s poem, the poet says, “I don’t know how to age/a tree, without cutting it open…” The rest of the poem then becomes an exercise in aging a tree—not by cutting it down to count its rings, but rather through memory.
Write a poem that ages a tree through memory. It could be a tree from your childhood. Or it could be a tree that’s been part of your adulthood. Consider looking up details about your chosen tree—its scientific and common names, where it grows best, its history, etc.
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