Hello, dear wordsmiths. It was good to have our little holiday over Christmas and New Year – very refreshing – and it’s good to be back!
One of the things I did in the break was lots and lots of reading. And one of the things I read, cover to cover, was Dream Work by Mary Oliver – many people’s favourite poet, and definitely one of my favourites. I don’t think there could be a Mary Oliver poem I would dislike, just not possible!
This is one I like especially:
I invite you to choose a line or phrase from this poem and use it to inspire a new piece of your own writing.
You don’t have to use those actual words in your piece, though you certainly may.
As always, we welcome both poetry and short prose. Prose is limited to 369 words max, and may be either fiction or non-fiction.
Do tell us, in a note on your blog post, which of Oliver's words inspired this piece of writing. (Even if you quote from them – to save us having to check back.)
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