A WRITING PROMPT FROM PAULA BOHINCE

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This week's prompt comes from Paula Bohince, author of The Children.

 

THE EXERCISE: PLANTS AND FLOWERS

The poem “Man on Horseback” was conceived because I read that it was a name for a type of mushroom. Try looking through names of plants and flowers to see if any names strike you. Write a poem that melds the literal subject with its figurative name.