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Every Wednesday, Robert Lee Brewer shares a prompt and an example poem to get things started on the Poetic Asides blog. This week, write a calm poem.

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For today’s prompt, write a calm poem. The thing about calm is that it's usually sandwiched between tension: the calm before the storm, the calm after the storm, or even the calm within the storm (the eye of the hurricane, for instance). But that's just talking weather. A calm poem can capture the moment it begins or breaks. However, a calm poem could also be soothing words or capturing a relaxing situation.

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Here’s my attempt at a Calm Poem:

“Early Bird”

Each morning, I try to be
the early bird of my house
not for worms or some coffee
but the silence of a mouse.

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