April 18, 2019: Poetry Writing Prompt – LB Sedlacek

This poetry writing prompt submitted by LB Sedlacek:

A Poetry Walkabout – take a walk around a certain favorite spot of yours.  It can be local, it can be out of town, it can be a cherished vacation spot, etc.  I personally like to walk in my own downtown where I live, around the lakes or rivers, or around the gardens at Biltmore in Asheville. What do you see, smell, hear, think or feel during your poetry walk?

Write about: 1) smells from a restaurant, maybe from a lake, in the air 2) scenery such as streets, highways, bridges 3) images such as a broken bottle, a sculpture 4) nature such as birds, flowers, the sky and 5) your actual walk

While your trek may not be specifically exciting, your goal is to form a poem or the inspiration for a poem from your walk, your admiration of nature – this walk in the middle of nowhere or maybe in the middle of a place everyone knows.  Take your walking poem and make it alive, exaggerate it to add excitement or vice versa.  Your walk itself may be low key, but your words, lines, and ultimate poem will be alive!

If you write a poem from this prompt, post it as a comment underneath the prompt in the Poetry Super Highway Facebook Group.

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