What Will you Notice?

“Love has earth to which she clings
With hills and circling arms about
Wall within wall to shut fear out.
But Thought has need of no such things,
For Thought has a pair of dauntless wings.”

― Robert Frost, Mountain Interval

Today’s writing prompt is to pay attention to the things around you. As you go about your day today, write down the things you notice. If you’re going to work, maybe, you notice someone’s cute sweater, or the way someone laughs. Describe those things in detail. If you’re at home today, take a little walk and write about the trees and the birds. Take a moment to get in touch with your senses and your environment. What’s happening outside of the little world inside your head?

Today I noticed the fog hovering over the mountains that makes them look like an oil painting. I noticed the birds and the way they make clouds when they fly in clusters. I noticed the way the stickers are peeling on the computer tower as if someone had scratched at them in their boredom. What will you notice today? And what stories do those things tell?


Hello my little friendly geckos, thanks for the read! Just a reminder that you can see get a free copy of my poetry collection, The Moth that Haunts the Laundry Room, on Prolific Works. If you want to support my creative endeavors, you can also purchase the book on Barnes and Noble or Amazon. Don’t forget to check me out on Instagram (thegarrulousgecko) and twitter (@theheckingeck) for herpetofauna photos, poems, and more! If you write something based on one of my prompts and want to share it with me, you can use the Share and Recommend tab at the top of the page, I’ll even post it on the website! Happy writing.

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