Visual Poetry Prompt: Naked (a winter poem)

We’ve all been there, sitting with pen in hand, waiting for a poem to arrive. Poetry prompts are a great way to get the juices flowing on those inevitable days when a poem doesn’t show up.

When I saw this picture, it reminded me of growing up in Utah. Watching the Wasatch mountains turn a brilliant shade of autumn, leaving naked trees to be blanketed by snow. We always had the most beautiful snowstorms! I now live in Northern California’s wine country and although I’m a summer girl, sometimes I like to take a drive up to the Sierra mountains and say hello to that old friend, snow. (Photo, with thanks, by Tim Gouw),

Here’s the poem the photo prompted me to write.:


Look at the picture. Does it spark any ideas? Write a poem in any form (free verse, rhyme, acrostic, etc.). Feel free to share your prompted poem (or a note) in the comments below (scroll way down). Poetry is better when shared. 🙂


If you’d like more prompts, please check out the “prompts” tab above for a variety of visual and written prompts to kick start your writing.

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