This week’s prompt was “What does spring taste like”, and wow, did I get some delicious responses! From ‘black coffee’ to ‘ ice melting into a mountain stream’, the poetic possibilities were endless. And yet, I had to pick only one.
Lemon, mint and ginger.
Healing that stings and soothes.
It reminds me of the incredible potency of nature’s medicine: citrus, leaves and roots- medicine we often overlook or take for granted.
I want to thank Anuradha Sen for providing this week’s ghazal refrain– it was a lovely process (and challenge) for me to come up with couplets for this one.
I can’t wait to see what next week’s prompt yields.
In the meantime, listen to & read “Lemon, Mint and Ginger” below.
What is the Ghazal Project?
In celebration of National Poetry Month: Every Monday in April, I will post a prompt for my facebook & instagram followers, and will choose one of their responses (namely, a word), to create a refrain for an original ghazal— which I will write, record and publish to be read and heard on Friday. Tune in on Monday for the next prompt!