My inspiration for “My Heart is an Unspoken Thunderstorm” came from Verse-Love, Ethical ELA, which was created by Sarah J. Donovan. Today’s prompt was from Stefani Boutelier, who is an Associate Professor of Education at Aquinas College in Michigan. @stefboutelier
Stefani’s prompt was to use metaphor dice to spark at poem. I used this online metaphor dice roll and came up with this choice:
I concentrated on the rhythms of my heart and thought about the sounds of my heart and the sounds of a thunderstorm. This is where my mind took me. I found this prompt idea very imaginative. It got me out of the hum-drum and made me take risks. I think I will use the metaphor dice roll more often now as a tool to constructing and deconstructing my ideas.