We’ve searched high and low and under every fiddlehead fern to bring you a Fairy Tale & Fantasy Playlist and Prompt sure to bring fantastical stories to life. Listen along and journey with us to the kingdom of make-believe.
Thanks to everyone who participated in last week’s poetry prompt. Here’s an inspired fortune cookie poem from Maureen we enjoyed:
A metaphor could save your life,
so let your imagination wander
next time you have the opportunity.
Affirm it, visualize it, believe it
when I tell you everything now
will come your way—
darkness when there is no light
at the end of the tunnel
a moment of awkwardness
in a Chinese bakery
an unexpected relationship
with an alien of some sort
whose fortune us as sweet
as a cookie you never tried before.
There are no shortcuts to any place
worth going. No matter what
your past has been, face facts
with dignity. Smile,
and order takeout. Otherwise,
nothing will change and you will
be hungry soon. Until you stop trying
you can’t naturally feel upbeat.
If you want the rainbow,
go confidently in the direction
of rain. The last thing you want
is to upset the penguin today
if the love of your life is sitting
across from you. Be prepared.
The only true adventure,
the important thing, is working out
the kinks. Better to be the head
of a chicken than the tail of an ox.
But word to the wise:
It never pays to kick a skunk
even if life is dance floor.
POETRY PROMPT: Think of a familiar fairy tale. Create a poem from the perspective of one of the characters.
Sometimes we feature your poems in Every Day Poems, with your permission of course. Thanks for writing with us!