|Sunset on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge|
Photo by Amy McGrath
Several years ago, when I was still teaching high school, I had an opportunity to observe classes at a model school in Worcester, MA. A 7th grade language arts class opened with a discussion of their homework from the previous evening. Now, years later, I'm still returning to that 7th grade assignment because it was so incredibly thought-provoking. The students were asked to go home and make a list of "where poetry hides".
When I saw today's prompt, "between the clouds and the water", I immediately thought that would be a place where poetry would hide! I've always been drawn to the water, particularly the ocean, and am blessed to live so near the Atlantic coast and the Chesapeake Bay. I can have my feet in the sand in about 15 minutes and it's perfect for me.
What about you? Where does poetry hide in your life? In your city? Are you moved by clouds and water? Stormy skies or sunshine and fluffy clouds? Maybe this prompt can be a poetic vacation, a way for you to give words to your dream location.
Whatever your choice, I look forward to reading your poems!
between the clouds and the water
where poetry hides
in my world
|Incoming Storm on Topsail Island, NC|
photo by Amy McGrath