Prompt – Use the first line of a poem to start a poem.
By Jane Kenyon, Having it Out with Melancholy, from Constance, 1993
Using the first line of section 6 of the poem, titled In and Out.
The dog searches until he finds me
pushes his tiny wet nose along the
invisible trail only he knows.
What treasure does he seek?
crumb of crust
are met with equal joy.
I study his delight
draw it into me,
as he does,
I resolve, just then, to follow his lead.
Any creature can move easily
through the unknown,