Pull up a chair as we serve up your favourite beverage and ponder these quotes for a minute.
A new species is arriving on the planet. It is arising now, and you are it!
“A New Earth – Eckhart Tolle
Life truly begins after you have put your house in
“The Life Changing Habit Of Tidying Up – Marie Kondo
She shuts her eyes. Drifts off untroubled, everything clear, and radiant, and all at once.”
“And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
That’s how we’re meant to move through world–seamless and attached, buoyed and cresting on the same current. If I flew out today, we would arrive home at the same time.”
“In The Field – A Novel – Claire Tacon
What do they all have in common?
Nothing!! Well not obviously.
They are ALL the last lines of books, randomly chosen from those nearest to where I am sitting. Sadly, I have not actually read them all but I did get as far as dusting them off. Aww yes, this is not a deep or complicated one today, but instead let’s just have a little fun. You have 3 options for this poetic prompt.
#1. Choose a book that is physically close to you right now. Ok, it might not be the first one within reach. I will never know. Turn to the LAST page. Read the last one or two lines. Let these words stir your poetic soul and write a poem. Grab your cookbook, encyclopedia (if you still own one), novel, poetry book, biography, magazine, instruction manual, whatever your heart desires.
#2. Choose one of the quotes from above….you know, from those books I still haven’t read yet!
#3. Choose one of these closing lines from an assortment of best sellers. Links for more can be found below.
“He was soon borne away by the waves and lost in darkness and distance.”
Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
“Are there any questions?”
The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood
The Pianist: The Extraordinary True Story of One Man’s Survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945, Wladyslaw Szpilman
“And then we continued blissfully into this small but perfect piece of our forever.”
Breaking Dawn, Stephenie Meyer
These and others that may inspire can be found here:
Please include the quote, book and author in your response. It may be a great share. You can incorporate the lines (quoted) directly into your poem but that’s up to you. Many of these lines could take you on a path of prose. A haibun might be more suitable, but you can also think outside of the box, taking these “last lines” to a completely new, unrelated topic, using any style of poetry you wish.
Here’s how to join in:
- Write a poem inspired by the last lines of any book and post it to your blog or website.
- Provide a link to dVerse so others can find our virtual pub.
- Drop in to say hello!
- Read and comment on the other poems.
- Have fun!