|In a field / I am the absence / of field.|
Prompt #8: Write a poem that evokes absence. Consider the concept in its broadest sense. Write the poem that grapples with nothingness - its definition, its function, and the emotions around it. Consider loss - the space once claimed by a person, animal, or place that used to be in your life. Perhaps it is the loss of a function, a role, a job, or friends. Write the poem that explores something that is not there.
For something more specific, try playing with the white space on the page. Play with line lengths, word spacing, and paragraph breaks.
And of course I'll be considering the concept of absence as reflected in science fiction, horror, and fantasy.
Did you use this or one of our other prompts? You can post your poem in our comments, if you like.
Prompts crafted by:
J.A. Grier, Senior Scientist and Education Specialist, Planetary Science Institute
Amy Grier, Managing Editor, Solstice Literary Magazine
Image Credits: A Field in Belgium
By I, Luc Viatour, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=998412