Hello, word artists and admirers! It’s early spring where I live. One of the things I like doing at this time of year is watching the local trees as they slowly begin to wake up after their winter sleep. Since my mind is already on the trees, I thought it might be nice to write about them too. So this week, I’d like you to use the word “tree” as a seed for your word art. The tree(s) in your piece can refer to literal or metaphorical ones. I’m taking poetry and prose, fiction and non-fiction. But please be sure to keep your prose pieces to 369 words or fewer.
Afterword from Rosemary:
April Poetry Month aka NaPoWriMo will be upon us any minute. We don’t offer prompts here to help you write a poem every day, but in case you’d like to give it a go, here are a few of the online places which will. (And of course we’re happy to read any results you care to share with us here, on Sundays or even – if they fit – on Wednesdays.)
April PAD Challenge at Poetic Asides. Prompts from Robert Lee Brewer.
Poetic Bloomings run by Walt Wojtanic and Marie Elena Good, using Robert Brewer’s April prompts and poeming alongside Poetic Asides in a smaller group.
Also look for Kerry O’Connor @skyloverpoetry on Instagram, find her post ‘April is the Cruellest Month’ and swipe to see her wordlist of prompts plus instructions how to use them. (There are various options.)