Today our surprise writing prompt creator is children’s poet Elizabeth Steinglass.
Liz’s poetry prompt is: What Would a Raindrop Say?
Precipitation is water that falls to the ground as rain, snow, sleet, hail, or mist. Pretend you are one of these types of precipitation, a raindrop or a snowflake, for example. Write a mask or persona poem from your pretend point of view.
Here are some questions you might want to think about: Where are you? What’s happening? What do you see? What do you feel? Where did you come from? Where are you going? What do you hope will happen? What do you hope won’t happen?
How did your writing go yesterday? Are you ready to dive in again? Your task is to draft a piece of writing about the language of water before the end of the day tomorrow, Tuesday, March 24, 2020.
If you’re doing the #WaterPoemProject with a group, be sure to share or post your rough draft, read other people’s poems, and cheer for their efforts. Or leave your poem here, in the comments.
Elizabeth Steinglass is the author of Soccerverse: Poems about Soccer, illustrated by Edson Ike, published by Boyds Mills & Kane. You can find out more about Elizabeth at her website www.ElizabethSteinglass.com.
#WaterPoemProject Series Posts:
Prompt 1: Irene Latham, The Language of Water
Prompt 2: Elizabeth Steinglass, What Would a Raindrop Say?
Prompt 3: Linda Mitchell, Found Haiku
Prompt 4: Shari Green, Fogbow Fibonacci
Prompt 5: Margaret Simon, The Taste of Water
Prompt 6: Heather Meloche, The Shape of a Wave
Prompt 7: Amy Ludwig VanDerwater, A Water Memory
Prompt 8: Laura Shovan, Rainy Day Opposites
Prompt 9: Kathryn Apel, Silly Solage
Prompt 10: Buffy Silverman, A Watery Home
Prompt 11: Kara Laughlin, Frozen Fog
Prompt 12: Debbie Levy, Jump into a Limerick
Prompt 13: Joy McCullough, What Are Water Bears?
Prompt 14: Linda Baie, Frozen Water Skinny
Prompt 15: Chris Baron, The Hidden World of Water
Prompt 16: Michelle Heidenrich Barnes, Water Wordplay
Prompt 17: Susan Tan, The Sound of Water
Prompt 18: Mike Grosso, Waterplay!
Prompt 19: R. L. Toalson, Wishing Well
Prompt 20: Margarita Engle, Ode to the Shore
Prompt 21: Faye McCray, Poem in a Bubble
Prompt 22: Meg Eden, Surprising Connections
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