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Monday Poetry Prompt: Gratitude


In preparation for a poetry talk I’ll be giving this week, I ran across this little poem by Dorothea Grossman:

For Allen Ginsberg

Among other things,
thanks for explaining
how the generous death
of old trees
the red powdered floor
of the forest.

So, this week let’s write a poem thanking another poet for something. Post your gratitudes in the comments below.


About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.


15 thoughts on “Monday Poetry Prompt: Gratitude

  1. How cool. I followed Lisa over here and have written my poem of gratitude here:
    Thank you very much for the prompt.

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by D. Avery @shiftnshake | November 28, 2019, 11:13 AM
  2. Thank You Wallace Stevens

    For explaining jars on hills
    in Tennessee

    The mysteries of blackbirds and
    their entanglement in so much of life’s meanings

    How best to have a mind of winter
    and that the only emperor is of ice-cream

    None of it makes
    the most wonderful sense now

    Thank you

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by steve Croft | November 26, 2019, 11:28 AM
  3. #Haiku
    I have never known
    Poetry sings in my heart
    Until I met Keats

    Liked by 3 people

    Posted by Cassa Bassa | November 26, 2019, 1:05 AM
  4. For Bartholomew

    Thank you for
    pushing poetry,
    prompt by prompt;
    writing sonnets like Willy Shakes,
    and proving over and over
    that Poets lie
    so they can tell the truth.

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by JeanMarie | November 26, 2019, 12:32 AM

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