On the Last Day of the World
What would you do?
On the last day of the world
I would want to plant a tree.
These are the first two lines of W.S. Merwin's poem "Place." A poet, translator, and environmental activist, Merwin was known for talking to the trees in his boyhood backyard, telling them stories and singing for them the hymns he wrote for his father’s church.
On the last day of the world, dear writers, what would you do?
Borrow Merwin's two-line format and tell us how you would be compelled if you knew the ending were near.
Need more inspiration? Emily Liang lights the way with this beautiul two-liner