write a “pastoral” poem. Traditionally, pastoral poems involved various shepherdesses and shepherds talking about love and fields, but yours can really just be a poem that engages with nature. One great way of going about this is simply to take a look outside your window, or take a walk around a local park. What’s happening in the yard and the trees? What’s blooming and what’s taking flight?
Deep birth from mothers warmed.
Twirl hearts, sway heads, shake-a-leg Sunshine,
Death pushed aside for life reborn,
Yellow, white and green. Pink, rose, and aquamarine.
Forever New and Old juxtaposed,
Lessons of Hope and letting go.