|Steps in Tuscany|
We all encounter steps to climb. Sometimes there are a few steps, sometimes many. Sometimes the steps are easy, sometimes difficult. Sometimes steps lead up, sometimes down. Steps can be literal, or they can be figurative. A person may march in step with others or a little out of step. The solution to any problem can be found by following certain steps.
What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step. It is always the same step, but you have to take it. -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step -- Lao Tzu
|Steps leading to the Great Buddha in Hong Kong|
Sometimes it is necessary in life to 'step up to the plate' and offer to help in a difficult situation. It may not always be easy to step out of our comfort level. We all go through certain steps in writing a poem.
The first step is that you have to say that you can -- Will Smith
I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time. -- Orson Welles
The prompt this week, as you can tell is STEPS, used in whichever way you choose.
----Use some of the ideas above to inspire you.
----Write about a place (such as those pictured above) whose steps have impressed you.
----A wonderful poem about steps (stairs) is Langston Hughes' Mother to Son. Read it, and write in response.
Link your poem using Mr. Linky below. And be sure to visit the links of others who post. The prompt is up for almost a week. So come back periodically to check what's new. We are looking forward to seeing your poems this week!