This generative class invites you to explore the captivating intersection of language, nature, and poetic expression. Tune your senses to the melodies of the world, crafting vibrant, evocative poetry that captures the essence of the places we call home. You will discover how the delicate interplay of words and nature can inspire, enchant, and ignite the poetic fire within you. We will explore how the sounds of the natural world can serve as a wellspring of inspiration for poetic expression by examining the works of W.S. Merwin, Joy Harjo, Shakespeare, Dickinson, Langston Hughes, Derek Sheffield, Claudia Castro Luna, Jane Hirshfield, and others. We will also dive into the concepts of prosody as we play with rhyme, meter, onomatopoeia, and other sound devices that bring poetry to life and develop a heightened sense of awareness, attuning your inner ear to the subtle music of nature.