I gave this sibling assignment:
Write a postcard, in poetry or prose, patterned after Ted Kooser. His are winter postcards of winter morning walks. Ours will be autumn postcards and we'll make our observations however we want...walking, driving, sitting, whatever....and time of day is up to us...
His postcards: 1. State the date 2. State the weather conditions 3. Capture physical detail of the moment 4. Reflect upon that moment, either implicitly or explicitly.
Sacred Heart Medical Center
gray, breezy, cool, dreary
Bare trees shiver.
No sparrows, no crows.
Only a nurse
Wheeling a gray woman to her son's gray Buick
Oh...and a matted gray horse
Across the street
Gleaning the damp grass