December 2021 Prompt Me Poem

Welcome to my monthly blog feature, Prompt Me, where I read a new poem I’ve written inspired by a prompt offered by one of you, my wonderful blog followers! And to say thank you for tuning in, I send a special gifts to the person whose prompt inspired my poem.

This month’s prompt is “the first winter star” suggested by Neal Lemery. Thanks, Neal!

Lana Hechtman Ayers

Winter Prayer

        December 22, 2021

Twilight of a stormy after-solstice morning,

        gift of the sound of water

               like a great river flowing


I, a small fish swishing below the surface,

        swimming toward lengthening light,

               myself, my beloved, my little dog,

                       we three in a school

of raindrops,

        the wide gray-white sky above us,

               the grace of another day given,


Please leave a prompt for me in the comment section below. I’d love to write a poem just for you.

See you again in 2022! Wishing you peace, joy, and good health for the coming year.

2 thoughts to “December 2021 Prompt Me Poem”

  1. Hi Lana,

    This is such a fun project. I love your invitation and then your sharing through both the written and spoken word. I’ll try now to leave a prompt! To invite 2022 poem!

    How about opening a poetry book you’ve been reading, turn to any page, and find a line you like. Let that line begin your poem. And, if you feel like it, write something about a grandma and the color of the ocean.

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