I hope everyone had a fun and successful November of poeming. I know I did. Now, it’s time to get back to our Wednesday poetic gatherings (until April’s poem-a-day challenge).
For this week’s prompt, write a fog poem. The poem can be about a fog. It can incorporate a fog. Or it can delve into concepts like the “fog of war” or “foggy intentions.” Fog up the windows of your poetic spirit this week. Another prompt next Wednesday.
Here’s my attempt at a fog poem:
Fogs remind me of your footsteps
fading from me and how I let
you leave. The moon veils and unveils
intentions (some good, others not)
on a monthly cycle. Mirrors
scare me for what they might reveal,
doors for what they conceal. When you
leave, I have to say a quick prayer
and have faith that you will return.
Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community and a person who likes fogs, moons, and the sound of footsteps. He’s not so big on mirrors and doors. He’s the author of Solving the World’s Problems (Press 53) and a former Poet Laureate of the Blogosphere. Robert is married to the poet Tammy Foster Brewer, who helps him keep track of their five little poets (four boys and one princess). Follow him on Twitter @robertleebrewer.
Find more poetic posts here:
- 5 Favorite Poetry Collections: Tom C. Hunley.
- How to Cook Up a Poetry Jam.
- William Preston: Poet Interview.