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Five Things Plus a Tree: Poetry Prompt

We are going to use today's poem, "Open your almonds slowly," for today's prompt.


Choose a tree that produces food humans eat (Brown spoke of almonds still hanging on the tree).


Choose two verbs Brown used in her poem. Feel free to change the tense.


Choose two nouns found in "Open your almonds slowly."


"But my body doesn't know how to/Absorb this beauty" is from the poem. In your poem, express something that your body does not know how to do.








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