Prompt: Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that begins with a line from a another poem (not necessarily the first one), but then goes elsewhere with it. This will work best if you just start with a line of poetry you remember, but without looking up the whole original poem. (Or, find a poem that you haven’t read before and then use a line that interests you).
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze,
Enticingly, glittering in the sun,
Flapping their vivid, beautiful wings,
Creating a world, colorful and bright.
All my sorrow fades away,
As I run around, chasing butterflies.
Strange, how my joy comes,
From what I inadvertently destroy.
Maybe, just maybe,
It’s not a bad world, after all.
I took the first line of my poem from ‘Daffodils‘ by William Wordsworth.