For 2019 I'm running a year-long series on my blog in which I share my responses to the writing assignment prompts found in THE BUTTERLY HOURS by Patty Dann.
I welcome you to join me, if you like! I've divided the prompts by month, and the plan is to respond to 3 (or so) a week. For some of these I may write poems, for others prose. The important thing is to mine my memory. Who knows where this exploration will lead?
In January I wrote about: apron, bar, basketball, bed, bicycle, birthday, boat, broom, button, cake, car.
We moved a lot when I was a kid. And as a family that included five kids, were quite rough on furniture. I'm sure we always had a couch, but I can't really remember any of them! So I've written a poem about some of the things I remember happening on the couch -- even though I can't quite remember the couch. :)
Blue couch, green couch –
Green couch, brown couch –
Brown couch, yellow couch –
Yellow couch, beige couch –
Beige couch, blue couch –
- Irene Latham