In Retrospect (2)

Knoxville Tennessee
by Nikki Giovanni
I always like summer Best
you can eat fresh corn
From daddy’s garden
And okra
And greens
And cabbage
And lots of
Barbeque
And buttermilk
And homemade ice-cream
At the church picnic
And listen to
Gospel music
Outside
At the church
Homecoming
And go to the mountains with
Your grandmother
And go barefooted
And be warm
All the time
Not only when you go to bed
And sleep
Writing Prompt:
What season did you like best while a child?
What stands out in your memory as inherent
to this season?  Notice how the author uses “listing”
to write her Memoir Poem.
Connect with your “inner child.”
Write your poem or prose.
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2 thoughts on “In Retrospect (2)

  1. Christine, I love this! This is a beautiful poem, and I love the idea of spring boarding from it to creating a prompt for our own writing! ❤️

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    • Thank you, Cecile, for your comment. Poetry can be this real and “basic”. I like Nikki Giovanni’s style too. And yes, I’d love to read your “springboard” poem. Have a great day!

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