Week One: Memories
April 4th: Write a poem addressing the bed.
Today’s prompt is to write a poem addressing the bed. The bed is something different for many people. What is the bed to you? What memories can you pull from it’s cotton? It’s silk or veil. Are you without a bed? What is to be drawn from that absence? Dive into these memories head first. Let the bed comfort you. Or let it destroy you.
Here’s a poem by Burt Kimmelman:
Making the Bed
Summer country. In the morning the leaves
to the window and fold
the house in. Mountains and sun. I fold
the blankets, hand smooth. When
I know it. The sun crosses
the hand’s breadth—
and in your face
night unfolds. Pull
the blanket over you
and with it
the darkened air.
Feel free to post your poems in the comments!