Today’s writing prompt is based on an excerpt of “Neruda’s Memoirs” Whenever we face challenges, we have the privilege of framing them in words—words that express our hopes, our losses, our dreams; words that transform our personal vision or the world’s. These words can become a source of sustenance and discovery, for the sometimes long […]
Now that we know what we know about climate breakdown, can we learn something from the deer? Try answering with a poem!
Write two short poems about some aspect of earth care—the first part where you are responsible for nothing and the second part where you are responsible for everything. Then…
Today’s writing prompt is based on the poem Under Heaven In “Under Heaven,” the poet proposes that “appetite has a season,” and she reminds us that a pomegranate “takes the careful cultivation of months” to come to fullness. Using the specificity and passion of a “true connoisseur,” write a poem about a fruit or vegetable […]
“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.
Today’s writing prompt is based on the poem Turning Earth care, as it turns out, is really about self-care and other-care. What we design today impacts how we live tomorrow. For better or for worse, it even impacts far into upcoming generations. In “Turning,” a shortcut today becomes an injury tomorrow. Says the poet, “I’m […]
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 […]
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. […]
Today’s writing prompt is based on the poem At the end of the Sound Today’s poem explores natural beauty and raises the twin issues of abundance and an unstoppable response to it. Write a poem about some aspect of our natural, constructed, or processed surroundings that is so beautiful you never want to stop experiencing […]
At the end of the Sound, where the pines have been pushed back by an unrelenting salt wind, you will find that jingle-shell beach— where little cups of pearly lemon peach stretch out endlessly. Put your hands to them and you will not know where to stop. […]
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 […]
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 […]