The summer is upon us and so begins the season where most of us are being lathered in sun bloc and cocoa butter. In my neck of the woods we are averaging triple digits right now so I have to think cool thoughts. Most of the kids in the states are currently wreaking havoc in the parent’s homes due to summer vacation. I am not sure how it is across the pond but I am certain there is a similar ritual to be had. The teachers are overjoyed and on holiday, freeing their minds and loosening those knots in their shoulders and necks. Everyone is headed for the local watering hole and some are lucky enough to find a beach.
So if you can’t quite make that escape yet and are like me stuck in an office pondering the good old surf days at least maybe this week’s prompt will help you stay cool and get away for a bit even if only in your mind.
This week sit down relax and think of the ocean, smell the salty breeze, listen to the waves crash on shore and maybe even feel the warmth of the hot sun on your skin. Escape the day’s worries and visit the beach on paper and with your pen. Write whatever comes to mind. Maybe it’s your own private island, a luau, a romantic evening, a weeklong cruise, being seasick. Whatever it is please share it with us.
We can’t wait for you to whisk us away to some tropical paradise with your words. Please hurry though my lunch break is only so long and I need a vacation now! (Hint play the YouTube clip to get you in the mood)
If you have a prompt idea (even a Music or Film inspired one) that you would like to suggest or share with us please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org . We keep a folder set aside with all your suggestions and just might use it one day.
There 3 simple rules:
1. Don’t link to more than 3 poems per week.
2. Please visit some of the other poems linked here when you link to yours.
3. Leave a comment after you have posted your link.