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Greetings! Ingrid of Experiments in Fiction here, with a prompt I hope will inspire you. February is my birth month, and, although winter is definitely not my favourite season, I am glad to have my birthday at this time of year. Why? Because I receive, every year at this time, perhaps the best gift I could hope for: snowdrops peeking up through the cold earth, the first flowers of the year, and the promise of spring’s awakening. Already, the birds have begun to sing (if somewhat mutedly) outside my window. It will not be long until their chorus rises.

Image by sunflair from Pixabay

With this in mind, I would like you to write a poem about a special gift you have received at some time in your life. Perhaps it is a longed-for material possession which you received without expecting it. Perhaps, an object of particular sentimental value. Or perhaps the gift is of a spiritual nature. You can interpret this prompt in any way you like. I suppose this could be viewed as an exercise in gratitude. Without having to look much further than my window, I can always find something for which I am grateful. In order to take part, simply write your poem and link it up below. I look forward to reading!

For further inspiration, here are some of my favourite poems of gratitude:

Heaney – The Blackbird of Glanmore
Shakespeare – Sonnet 30
Wordsworth – The Tables Turned

And a little music: this one always makes me smile 😊

Taking part is easy! Here’s how…

  • Post a poem to your blog.
  • Enter a link directly to your poem by clicking Mr Linky below.
  • Read and comment on other poets’ work, we all go here to have our poems read
  • Please link back to dVerse from your site/blog.
  • Comment and participate in our discussion below, if you like.
  • Have fun.