Nature has inspired poetry for centuries. No need to stop letting it inspire us to write poetry now. Keep reading to see today’s full writing prompt, Snow: A Poem, and my completed version of it.
Today’s Writing Prompt: Snow
Write a poem about snow. Be as creative as possible. Create any type of poem you want, as long you capture the beauty and or ephemeral nature of snow in what you write. This writing prompt is intended to spur your creativity. You don’t need to be an expert poet in order to feel inclined to complete it. Just experiment with words a little bit and see what happens.
Completed Version of Today’s Writing Prompt
Snow, by K.E. Creighton
A blanket that is not warm. That offers a coating as thick as it is thin. That can bring as much chaos as calm. A cacophony of panic. A din of lonely silence. Present one second and the next, gone. Flakes of nature packed full of contradictions.
Interactions with, or neglect of, its major drifts and minute crystals, both magnitudes, determine fates. If all is congenial and respectful, it will be too. If hostile or resistant to its forces, all will fade, forgotten and unbidden within its flurries. Whether underneath it or in its midst of precariousness.
Hope to control and tame are futile. As it will land as it is, as powdery dust. With no sense of havoc or comfort or peace or trust. And no apologies. But ephemerally prompting acceptance and humility.
[All Rights Reserved by K.E. Creighton and Creighton’s Compositions LLC. The above work is a piece of fiction. All names and locations referred to are the product of the author’s imagination and are used entirely for fictional purposes. Any similarities to real-life persons or places are purely coincidental.]
Notes on Completing this Writing Prompt
I don’t write a lot of poetry. Poetry tends to have a lot of rules that I don’t always care to follow. But I like experimenting with words. I wrote the draft above in less than twenty minutes. I don’t know if I’d really call it a poem. Maybe it is one, maybe it’s not. I do wonder what the word experiment drafted above would have morphed into if I had worked on it a bit longer, though.
The cold wind blew loud and long
The promise of winter began
Falling leaves and autumn gone
The cold made me blow on my hands
The holidays were upon us
Plans for November and family anew
Secrets of Christmas presents a must
Still the air kept me turning blue
The feast of Thanksgiving was past
The Christmas decorations everywhere
I knew the holidays wouldn’t always last
Yet the promise of snow brought cheer
The skies turned grey and angry
School was almost out and done
As I went to bed I looked to see
A blanket of snow and the hope of fun
Finally the end of school had come
And cheers were heard all around
I couldn’t wait to finally get home
For the snow had covered the ground
I put on my coat and cap
My sled was ready to go
As I walked I heard the branches snap
My friends were playing in the snow
We took the hill with sleds and discs
Our trail was ready and fine
We were ready for thrills and risks
I felt the hill was mine
Down the hill we flew so fast
The trees and hills raced by
We all wanted winter to last
But soon the sunset was nigh
We said goodbye and all went home
Promising to meet again
We would sled, laugh and snowball some
So was the winter break with friends!
Hey there! Thanks for all the writing you’ve been sharing 🙂 Soon I will have a link for submissions for others’ writing, like yours– completed prompts, and I will highlight examples in the weekly Sunday Summary posts moving forward. Hope you’ll look for the link and page for that. I wanted to give you a heads-up because I will likely shut off comments moving forward. Keep writing!
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