Poetry Prompt #21

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Hi everyone, this week’s writing prompt is a photo I took at Crom Castle in Northern Ireland earlier this year during a writing retreat. This gateway is part of the ruins of the old castle and if I let my imagination roam freely, that open gate is an invitation to explore other times, perhaps even other dimensions. The aged stonework fascinates me – I want to touch it and sense the stories it tells of other lives. How does the image speak to you?

Thanks to everyone who has so enthusiastically embraced these weekly prompts. Your contributions to this site are much appreciated, so please keep them coming. Remember, if you’ve missed a prompt you can catch up later. And if you have other poems for children, feel free to submit them. They can be previously published as long as you retain the rights. Send submissions via email to teenawriter@gmail.com as a Word or Text document attachment, add a line or two about your writing process and make sure you include your name on your poem. It makes my job so much easier if I don’t have to search back in my email folders.

Happy writing!


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