Poetry Prompt Day 2

It’s Poetry Month! Day 2!

This is the poem I used as inspiration for my own poetry writing today.

“On Turning Ten” by Billy Collins

This is a poem I have used with countless students and adults over the years. There is the idea of imagination that I am always drawn to. What did you pretend to be when you were little? I always pretended to be a mermaid or a fairy. This can be a beginning for you.

What lines sparkle for you?

I wrote my own version in my notebook today.

I hope you enjoy reading this poem and/or writing in response to it.

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I will tell you I am having issues with the transition back to a world of extroverts. People seem to be wanted to hit a delete or rewind button and have not reflected or learned from the last year. I will admit that the lock down was comfortable to me and it is closer to my ideal life than I knew before the shelter in place orders. I struggle now that the world is going back to “normal”.

My poetry class started last evening and it is an interesting group of people! The teacher is using The Daily Poet a book I have used often and was actually looking for on my kindle earlier yesterday.

I am eternally thankful that I have had the opportunity to take so many classes and workshops over the last year+ because so much is offered on Zoom now.

Do you have beloved poetry resources to share? I would enjoy seeing them in the comments!

3 thoughts on “Poetry Prompt Day 2

  1. Tammy, I cannot see the Billy Collins poem on your page. Are we supposed to see it or am I missing something? As far as resources for poetry go – thanks for sharing the book you are using for class! I will look into adding it to my collection. I have been reading (slowly) Writing the Poetic Life by Sage Cohen. I believe it is out of print but was able to get a gently used copy! I am also an introvert and have been comfortable with the shelter in place orders as well. I hope people do learn from the last year – it should have been quite the lesson! Enjoy the weekend!

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