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Monday Poetry Prompt: Gratitude

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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
forms
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.

Discussion

15 thoughts on “Monday Poetry Prompt: Gratitude

  1. How cool. I followed Lisa over here and have written my poem of gratitude here:
    https://shiftnshake.wordpress.com/2019/11/28/thank-a-poet/
    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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