Explanation of outline above:
Before the next Poetry Day (Fri/Mon Sep 15/18), submit an ORIGINAL POEM to TURNITIN, which means a poem that has not been written before–by you, or by anyone else.
Use at least twenty lines. This is a minimum not a maximum. If the poem is working, feel free to write more.
The SPEAKER of the poem–i.e., the voice we hear in this poem–might be you, or it might be someone else. You are the poet, the author, the writer, but someone else can be the voice, the speaker in the poem.
The general subject of the poem is REFUGE. Consider where–physically, mentally, spiritually–someone might find refuge. As you think about who will be the speaker of the poem, consider cities, regions, or countries from which people are fleeing. These people are seeking refuge. For example, consider Houston, south Florida, South Sudan, Syria, or Afghanistan. These are just some places where you speaker lives, or has lived.
As you work on this poem, try to use at least one of the POETIC TOOLS introduced on Poetry Days so far: ars poetica, alliteration, run-on line, hyperbole, symbol, concrete imagery, metaphor, internal rhyme. You don’t have to use all or a lot of them. Go ahead and write the poem, and see if any of these naturally appear in your early draft(s). If they don’t explore how one of them might.