Today’s writing prompt is based on the poem Resort
One philosophical standpoint about our environment is that we are simply part of it, and all that we build is basically like the things that all other species build; they are constructed according to our species’ knowledge, our latest technologies and stylistic preferences, and our needs or wants. We even build to impress, like certain birds do.
But what about when we build in ways that don’t really “fit in” with a healthy ecological scene? Often, it’s at this juncture that the issue of reclamation arises.
Write a poem about an abandoned or ruined building, object, piece of land, or some other aspect of human design or living that you believe is in need of reclamation. Alternately, write a poem about a reclaiming process. (Here’s one that might surprise you, for instance. And here’s a fascinating look at mine reclamation.)
If you like, use the end words from “Resort” to begin your poem: remember me.
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