It's time for the December Open Write with Dr. Sarah Donovan's Ethical ELA! Oh, I love these 5 Day interludes with poetry writing. Today's challenge was to think of the 'gifts' of poetry that we receive from different writers...choose a poet, and create a 'title poem' from their writings:
Feel free to pretty the titles up with as many of your own words as you’d like or add words sparingly.
I am in awe of Lucille Clifton; every one of her poems is a gift.
This poetry challenge was intimidating for me,
to create a poem from her titles.
I played around with her many titles
(I have her book The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton 1965-2010) and
created this simple poem,
without using a single word of my own:
if I stand in my window
i agree with the leaves
some dreams hang in the air
the mystery that surely is present
the lesson of the falling leaves
i am not done yet