The idiom, “Expanding Horizons” means to gain experiences, and to learn about different cultures and ways of living. Have you mentioned in conversation lately how you’d like to gain a few new experiences, try something new for a change, or step out of your comfort zone? It seems that the dawn of a new year often inspires us to want to make the most of the next 365 days.
So what’s stopping you? No matter our age, it’s healthy and productive to learn a new skill or craft. Studies have shown that continuing our education as well as giving our time and talents in volunteer service can help us live longer. Expanding horizons can be good for the body, mind, and soul.
Is there something new you’ve started? Have you picked up a healthy habit, or begun an exciting chapter in your life? Maybe there’s something that’s been stirring in you—a change, an opportunity, a step forward. Or, how have you expanded your horizons in the past? What is something you ventured and gained? Write a poem about your experience or your hoped-for experience.
Thanks to everyone who participated in last week’s poetry prompt. Here is a poem from Rick reaching into the expanse of memory:
—by Rick Maxson
Photo by Sunset, Creative Commons via Flickr.
How to Write a Poem uses images like the buzz, the switch, the wave—from the Billy Collins poem “Introduction to Poetry”—to guide writers into new ways of writing poems. Excellent teaching tool. Anthology and prompts included.
“How to Write a Poem is a classroom must-have.”
—Callie Feyen, English Teacher, Maryland