As well it should be, so much of poetry is focused on what we’ve experienced, seen, felt, encountered or otherwise lived. So much is based on the personal.
But, there’s all sorts of wonder and power in writing about what we can’t be and/or what we will never feel.
Write a short poem about what, for example, a lake must feel, a stone believed, a road sign will see, or a gust smells. Take yourself out of you, and describe what it would be like to be something else entirely.
This poetry writing prompt submitted by Hiram Larew.
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