I thought i was going to have trouble with this one–my freind callled last night and asked ot be taken to hospital to see her ill husband at 8 instead of nine–so this prompt is safe, but I will have issues with the five o’clock prompt since I have to go and pick her up then. Of course, on a rainy day here by the shore and with my friend’s health issues looming, I answered the prompt with two short poems.
Prompt one 9 am Write a poem in which the four elements (Earth, Wind, Fire, and Water) play an important part.
Today’s sky is full of wind and water.
Forcefully attacking the earth
Happily quenching small fires in
Quenching also the fires of my ambition
I will stay home and read today
Earth, wind , fire, water
Which element is out of synch
In my friend’s body
As he looks out
Of his hospital window
Rain attack the ground
Wind move the trees
He feels life’s fires smoldering
Only his hope and will
Left to rekindle life’s spark
From sheltered embers.