Monday Morning Writing Prompt


Saffron Crocus;

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This is the time of year when the seasons start to change. Here in the Northern Hemisphere, snow begins to melt and crocuses emerge from their winter’s rest. And, I suppose, below the equator, the opposite unfolds. Wherever we are, each day brings a dying and an awakening.

For today’s prompt, write about something in your life that is declining or coming to life. Or both.

Here’s mine:

Waking Up in Reno

Morning starts cranking
in slow motion.
Befuddled thoughts unfold
like arthritic joints.
Silence wraps the house,
except for the groaning heater
as it stretches and snarls.
A train rolls toward
city center
emitting a plaintive lament.
Everything’s on the verge
of arousing to another
twenty-four hours.

People stir into wakefulness
to repeat what they did the day before and
the day before that.
But here,
creativity simmers, sparks
then flares.
Steam from a
cup of coffee
fogs the computer screen.

If you respond to this prompt, please leave a link to your blog in the comments…or post your poem, if you prefer.

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8 thoughts on “Monday Morning Writing Prompt

  1. trisha says:

    just loved that poem full of sunshine and light. the photograph is awesome.

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  2. “Everything’s on the verge / of arousing”

    Love that line. Also, I don’t think I mentioned yet, I enjoy the new layout!

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  3. I love the people doing what they did the day before. Fine idea for a prompt and very fine poem. Well done!

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  4. dani says:

    thank you for the prompt ~ One Stop Poetry Form was on haiku and tanka, so i used your prompt to do a tanka.
    http://haikulovesongs.wordpress.com/2011/02/28/tanka-declining/

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  6. Your verses give the morning’s opening a warm touch of friendliness. The befuddled thoughts like arthritic joints and groaning of the heater enrich the encounter. The second verse stretches to other people and back again to you at your computer. I love it! Very engaging poem. Blessings to you…

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  7. ladynimue says:

    I love your creativity here .. alas mine is declining at the moment .. maybe i should reflect on that ..

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