I almost missed this Wednesday Writing prompt by Jamie Dedes at The Poet by Day. Thank goodness for time zone differences! Her call to action this week:
What among nature’s gifts do you cherish, the free gifts of life that marketers don’t sully and that are ours for the taking. Tells us what, why, how and when in your own poem/s.
I enjoy reading and writing poetry about nature. Yet, writing something about nature that hasn’t been sullied by marketing was a tall order for me! Flowers, trees, mountains, lakes, sunsets, sunrises, beaches, sun, moon, stars, clouds, the air we breathe….is there nothing that hasn’t be co-opted by capitalism?
Then, I cane up with this:
Building or tall tree
Nature’s coolness shared with me
A welcome reprieve
Yes, I know they sell parasols and “sunbrellas”, but nothing feels more like the world is loving you than a warm sunny day and some shady trees just waiting for you to sit and be.
Thank you for the prompt, Jamie! It was a good reminder for me to appreciate these gifts from nature.