Writing Prompt for March 19th: “Spring and Easter Poetry”

Hello everyone and happy Easter!

It is almost spring and they are predicting snow on Sunday in Central Pennsylvania.  I think that is very rude of them.  Nevertheless, signs of new life are everywhere: the birds are back, the squirrels are awake, and flowers are starting to bloom.

Your writing prompt for the next two weeks is to write a poem about spring and/or Easter.  I have included two sample poems below:

Poem #1:

Bunnies are cuddly

The large and the small

But I like chocolate ones

The best of them all.

– Author Unknown

Poem #2:

See the land, her Easter keeping,

Rises as her Maker rose.

Seeds, so long in darkness sleeping,

Burst at last from winter snows.

Earth with heaven above rejoices;

Fields and gardens hail the spring;

Shaughs and woodlands ring with voices,

While the wild birds build and sing.

You, to whom your Maker granted

Powers to those sweet birds unknown,

Use the craft by God implanted;

Use the reason not your own.

Here, while heaven and earth rejoices,

Each his Easter tribute bring-

Work of fingers, chant of voices,

Like the birds who build and sing.

– Charles Kingsley (“Easter Week”)

Remember, these poems are just examples to get you thinking.  Write any length or style of poem you want.

Happy writing!

Katie

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