For today’s prompt, pick a state (or province, territory, etc.), make it the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. A few possibilities include New York, California, Ontario, Bavaria, and Champagne. It goes without saying, but I’ll say it anyway: Feel free to bend this in any direction you wish.


Across the board room conference table
there were plate glass windows
and the Rocky Mountains.

My hosts made sure I sat
on the east so my view
was distracting.

Worse, the day was clear and the air thin
so I could see each flake in the snow caps
and each boulder on the slopes.

I grew up in Ohio
and while we share
the big open vowel,

my hometown flatlands
did not prepare me
for this majesty.

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6 Responses to Colorado

  1. JeanMarie says:

    I miss Colorado! Not the snow however. Such a beautiful state.

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  2. Violet Lentz says:

    I grew up in Ohio Too. It’s a great place to be from….

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  3. gentraveling says:

    Rocky Mtns = majestic and distracting! Hope your hosts didn’t take any unfair advantages. :o)

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