|The desert Southwest of the U.S. - I long for this.|
So Prompt #2 is this: Write a poem that calls forth hiraeth. Is there a place for which you long? It is somewhere you have been or only imagine going? Does it really exist, or only exist in the past, or in your mind? Have you been homesick? Do you yearn for mountains, oceans, or fields of flowers? Consider the answers to these questions as you craft your poem.
If you want something more specific, try writing this feeling in blank verse (a poem with distinct meter but no end rhymes).
And of course, as usual, I'll be trying to express this sensation through a speculative theme like science fiction, fantasy, or horror.
Prompts crafted by:
J.A. Grier, Senior Scientist and Education Specialist, Planetary Science Institute and
Amy Grier, Managing Editor, Solstice Literary Magazine
Image Credit: My pic of the desert southwest, Arizona.