Hello, Word Artists and Admirers! I’ve just gotten back from a much-needed vacation. My family headed up to Maine, where we shared a cabin with some close (and fully vaccinated) friends. We mostly hung out at the cabin, reading and playing games. Though the book lovers among us just had to make a trip to the local library, both to borrow books and take advantage of the annual library sale. I picked up a copy of These Fevered Days: Ten Pivotal Moments in the Making of Emily Dickenson by Martha Ackman.
My mind has been on Emily recently, especially on one of her most famous poems, “Hope” is the thing with feathers. I know I could do with reflecting a bit more on hope in my life. So, for this week’s prompt (if you choose to use one) I’d like you to think about hope and what word brings up for you. I’m taking both poetry and prose, fiction and non-fiction. Just be sure to keep your prose pieces to 369 words or fewer and one entry per person please.
Next week, Rosemary will ask us to think about what thoughts and feelings a beautiful sunset inspires in you and share that inspiration in your pieces.