By Margo Valentine
White pasty legs in the larkspur //
near the bridge with the broken gaps, //
that kiss underneath //
the gray and the navy brick, //
where sunlight streams through. [...]
It’s not too late! Come to the party!
15) Write a response to something you have read (a cereal box, a children’s book, a note posted on a telephone pole). Address your poem to the person who sent the message.
(16) Hide something in a poem. You can actually hide a word or idea—or write about the act of hiding something.
Even if you live in the northeast like many YARN editors, where spring still seems painfully far off (if TS Elliot were to write “The Waste Land” these days, surely MARCH would be the cruelest month), there is good news on the horizon: National Poetry Month is in April, and is thus right around the corner!
YARN’s NPM 2013 will include: Sarah Tregay, poems by teens and adults, plus fun prompts an surprises for YOU!
To kick of NPM, here is a trio of poems by sixteen year old high school junior Mo Fowler.
beat up by a girl
“I still think about you!” //
He shouts off a cliff of //
We want you to Tumbl, Tweet, and/or Facebook your poems in response to these prompts. Like our successful summer Blockbuster-Free Reading Exchange, the prompts are meant to get you thinking in fun, communal ways about writing!
Click here for Week 1 of 2013′s Poetry Prompts.
By Wheeler School junior Rebecca Greenberg
The air is humid and cold and saturates the trees, //
Drapes our shoulders, //
Rests over the sky like a glass lens. [...]