The Gift of Positivity: Poetry Prompt
In the poem I posted today, William Stafford wrote:
"Will you ever bring a better gift for the world
than the breathing respect that you carry
wherever you go right now?"
He has a poem titled, "The Gift," and mentions gifts in many other poems. These are not gifts that are tangible or material things, but gifts of the things that really matter: contentment, forgiveness, self-awareness, a sense of right and wrong, etc.
For this week's prompt, start your writing with an attitude of positivity. Write about a gift. But--as Stafford did in his sonnet--surround your intangible with concrete images and ground your poem. Don't lecture or chastise; rather, have the reader find her/his own way by using questions, gentle instruction, or metaphor.