In my life right now there is little time carved out for writing. I am anticipating the return of a schedule once school starts for my girls. In the meantime I continue to journal write and find time for poetry prompt.
So here is this week's a poem by Julie Hanson from her book Unbeknownst
Here is Julie's poem:
This will remind you of who has abandoned you;
if not, winter
And this will remind you of what you forsook;
if not, spring
And this will remind you of what has found you and welcomed you;
if not, summer
And this will remind you of the good you withstood;
if not, fall
What I like about this poem is all of the possibilities of subject matter and form. You could chose to focus on the seasons or the reminders. The point is it gives you a great jumping block into pool of your choice. I ended up writing about five versions so far.
Here's one I wrote for my husband:
This will remind you of our first date;
if not, the full moon will.
This will remind you of holding our first born;
if not, hunting chanterelles will.
This will remind you of the gains and losses;
if not, picking thimbleberries will.
And this will remind you of our future;
if not, the past will.