Welcome to Verse First, where simple notions prompt amazing poems.
Start your poem with these two words. Write them, and then free write for fifteen minutes. Set a timer if you have to. Listen to music if you like. But whatever else is going on in the room, let your mind travel back and your hand across the page.
When your fifteen minutes are up, finish the line you're working on, then walk away. Leave the words for another fifteen minutes. When you return, transform that free write into a piece that conveys the sensory, emotional and literal details of your memory. Make the memory belong to the reader, with no excess, no waste. Cut out every word that does not serve a distinct and valuable purpose.
I look forward to reading your memorable contributions. ~ Kim