Hello, everyone! I hope you had a nice weekend and are enjoying your Monday. Starting this week, I’m going to do something a little different. I’m back to writing every day, with a mixture of free-writing and prompt-driven writing.
I’m going to share a poem each day that is driven by a prompt, followed by the prompt that “wrote” the poem. I’d love it if you’d tackle the prompt, as well, to see what you come up with, or to share another prompt that you enjoy.
Here’s my poem and prompt for today. Thanks for being here, and thanks for reading.
ALL MY THINGS ARE EMPTY NOW
the kitchen and its table
dark corners and wax the bathroom cabinets
extra items stored up and away
wide open rooms quieter now
the walls and their hangings my daughter ’s friends
cats gone missing somewhere deep
the dust the shelves
the curtain what white is left hanging
off of it scarves thrown
over the back of a chair
(my suitcase is full) what moon
is left in the sky what stars what dreams
Today’s prompt: “Elegant Things,” drawn from Ivan Morris’s The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon, prompt found here. I hope you’ll share your work in the comments!