Here are some “wish poem” ideas:
1. Your wish during this unsettled and challenging time of Covid-19, civil unrest, and “difficult politics.” What’s the one thing you wish for most?
2. A poem based on a wish to see or spend time with someone you lost touch with years ago.
3. A poem based on a wish to see/talk to someone no longer living, perhaps someone who didn’t survive Covid -19.
4. A poem based on a wish you had as a child.
5. A poem based on a wish to be a child again or to be past this time in human history.
6. A poem based on a wish that was realized and lost.
7. A poem based on a wish you know will never come true.
8. A poem based on the old caveat: “Be careful what you wish for…”
A classic wish poem: “He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven” by William Butler Yeats.
Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.