We figured out the Great Missing Comment Box Mystery of 2013 around the end of last week. So we should have a completely healthy commenting experience today (knocking on wood). In fact, let’s make that the prompt today.
For today’s prompt, write a knock on wood poem. This might be about a situation that should happen or hopefully will happen. Or I guess it could even involve someone (or something) actually knocking on wood–a table, a door, a window pane, etc. Per usual, feel free to get creative with it.
Here’s my attempt:
We will wake before light outlines form around trees
before birds start shouting each other above earth
We will shower dress our children leave earlier
dance at work school grocery stores & gas stations
We’ll embrace thankless tasks find incredible peace
know ourselves & understand everyone else
We’ll live our lives but with better homes & gardens
popular mechanics field & stream people wired
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Need even more poetry? Good! Here are a few recent posts:
- 2013 April PAD Challenge: Guidelines. Daily poeming begins on April 1.
- WD Poetic Form Challenge: Pantoum. Write and share a pantoum for a chance to get published in Writer’s Digest magazine.
- 5 Ways to Revise Poems. Writing poetry is the fun part for me. Things get sticky when it’s time to revise.