Think about a plant you see around a lot—like a dandelion, for example.
Maybe you’ve never wondered about it before. Ask a question about it: Where does it come from? Why does it grow here? What’s the Latin name for it? Any interesting history or events surrounding it? Are there other plants that look like it? Is it edible? (Yup, you can eat dandelions and they are good for you.) Did you know that there’s a whole array of plants with almost exactly the same kind of flowers as the dandelion? Some grow on mountains… some have really, really tall stems… how interesting!
Ask your why, where, what questions, then look up the answers about your chosen plant.
Now, write about the plant. You can include the question(s), or just incorporate some of the fascinating information you now know!
Thanks to everyone who participated in our recent poetry prompt. Here’s a poem we enjoyed from Megan Willome…
What does ‘darkling’ mean?
Dusk spreads wings. A wood thrush
in the sticky forest harmonizes with itself.
your ardent Hope, tattoo
evening on your sunlit brow.
Photo by Naoki Natsume/Ishii, Creative Commons, via Flickr. Post by Sara Barkat.
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