Lillian here. Delighted to host today’s Poetics.

It’s a very short prompt….which I hope will be far reaching!

Many of us are “sheltering at home” except for perhaps runs to the grocery store and a walk to keep our body moving, weather permitting. I’m guessing all of us are confined to our own city or town right now. Certainly our own country. With Covid-19, airlines have curtailed flights; trains are on very limited schedules, cruise ships are not operating. Your calendar may look a lot like mine: many deletions for the next several months. Plans changed, postponed or simply cancelled.

So here’s the prompt — let’s travel through each other!

The TITLE of your poem should be a place: a city, a site, a place you’ve been. The title should be like a pin on a map….telling us where we’ll be traveling to.

The POEM ITSELF should take us there. A travelogue of sorts. Imagery, description. Help us take a “vacation” with your words. dVerse includes poets from around the world….and many of us have traveled within our own country and perhaps globally. So take me away! I’d love to be an armchair visitor to many places in the next few days!  If you have a photo or two of the place you’re writing about, share those too.

Looking forward to traveling with you!

Our travels for 2020 are basically all shut down. We’ve been blessed to travel extensively in the past few years.

New to dVerse?  Need to be refreshed on the rules?

Here’s what to do:

  • Write a poem that is a travelogue of sorts. The TITLE must include the name of the place we’ll be visiting
  • Post the poem to your blog AND add the exact URL for your poem to Mr. Linky below.
  • REMEMBER to either TAG dVerse in your post, or include a link at the end of your poem that leads readers back to dVerse (https://dversepoets.com)
  • If there is no Tag or link back to dVerse, I will gently remind you to add it or remove your post from Mr. Linky. Sorry to be so harsh…..but this is just part of the requirements AND it will bring you more readers and lead more folks to dVerse so they can participate as well!