Hello, Wordsmith Studio Poets, and welcome to the first Poetry Prompt!
Today would have been A.A. Milne’s 131st birthday. While we probably can’t imagine Mr. Milne living to such an age, it’s easier to say that his legacy will live on through fond memories of that famous bear of the Hundred Acre Wood, Winnie-the-Pooh. In The House at Pooh Corner, Milne wrote: “Promise you won’t forget me, ever. Not even when I’m a hundred.” And so, at the 131st anniversary of his coming to us, let’s keep that promise to Mr. Milne with a Remembrance Poem.
A remembrance poem could take many forms. You might share your favorite childhood memory. You might ask, in the poem, that people remember you. You might write the poem in remembrance to a loved one who has passed on, or to the legacy of a friendship you will always cherish. As long as you are dealing with memory/remembrance, feel free to take your poem in whatever direction you choose!
How to Share Your Response
Here’s how you can share your response with the Wordsmith Studio Community:
1. Write a poem in response to the prompt
2. Share your poem on your blog
3. Link to your poem in a comment on this post
Once the poems start rolling in, we’ll embark on a Pooh-like adventure, blog hopping to see and share each other’s remembrances! If you would prefer, feel free to share your poem in a comment below; just be sure to visit the other poems and spread the love!