As seasons shift around the world, so does inspiration. As you’ve spent this new year exploring your writing, try something new. If you typically write poetry, try writing a short story. Versatility in writing allows you to explore all the creativity you’re capable of.
Individuals have different views on the same subject. John Keats has his perspective on beauty: “A thing of beauty is a joy forever; its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness.” His reflection on beauty may not be agreed upon by all. For this writing prompt, write about what you think beauty is.
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Some parts of the world are experiencing signs of the winter season. A particular sign that is seen is white frost.
Speaking of frost, this brings to mind a poet named Robert Frost. He wrote many poems in his lifetime, and his work holds a place on poetry.org. Sometimes other individuals who are writers can inspire us to create new written works. Go to this link http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/192 to browse through some of the poems he has written. Find one that speaks to you the most, and write your own poem or short story that relates to what you believe the poem is talking about.
As the holidays begin, people have a stronger focus on charity and giving to those less fortunate. It is a reminder to not forget all the joys of life. Take some time to write a poem that describes what you are thankful for.
It can be difficult to find that singular word that says everything a writer is trying to express. The meaning of each word is important in poetry. A good example of this is the haiku. It is derived from the Japanese, and is usually seventeen syllables organized into three lines of five, seven, and five syllables. Due to English translations, and language differences, haikus are often only approximated, since a Japanese haiku exists in time (its syllables have duration). These poems usually deliver an intense emotion or brilliant image of nature. In the Japanese culture, this is intended with a spritual message.
Challenge yourself to write a haiku of your own. If you need inspiration, look outside your window. Think about the changing seasons. Does one particular season make you feel differently compared to another season?
This information about haikus is from Michael Meyer’s published book The Bedford Introduction to Literature.