I remember teaching poetry using this prompt!
I remember the excitement, preparing curriculum.
I remember challenging the kids to put thoughts to paper.
I remember parsing words to be succinct.
I remember being gainfully employed.
Teaching writing #1
Natalie Goldberg has written some wonderful book about writing. She uses this prompt.
* If you need more help in learning about writing poems, or any other genres, read Natalie Goldberg's work. She teaches well. These three I would recommend. Her latest is a reprise of her original ideas, but any one will set you on your way. The last one: Thunder and Lightning, pairs poems with drawings. This, too, engages the artist as well as the writer!
Great Blue Heron Rookery
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