Memorize a poem and Write it in your own words
When I started reading
“The birds have flown their summer skies to the south,..” of Thomas Mcgrath’s Beyond the Red River, the words naturally wanted to stick in my brain. So it was very easy to memorise.
The fun part started when I started on learning all of it. Thats when I would see that I would write it differently. In that process I paid more attention to the language of the poem.
This prompt is to take you on the wonderful journey of memorizing a poem as a way of understanding it more, while trying to write it.
This poetry writing prompt submitted by Prasanna Surakanti.
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