Visual Prompt: Nature is My Church

We’ve all been there, 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.

The visual prompt below, is a picture that I took on a recent walk. Nature is where I feel closest to my maker, so here is the poem the photo inspired.

Now it’s your turn

Look at the visual prompt above. Does it spark any ideas? Now write a poem in any form (free verse, rhyme, acrostic, etc.). Feel free to leave your prompted poem in the comments below (scroll way down).

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ways to share this poem

If you’d like to share this poem (or any poems on the blog) with your students or on your blog, you are welcome to. Here are some ways to share the love:

  • Save/copy the graphic above and paste it to your website or print it for your students.
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If you would like to print my poems in a book, anthology, magazine, software, or some other publication, please email me regarding print rights and permission fee.

Looking for more Visual Prompt poems?

This link will take you to past poems using a visual prompt.

Go here to find some great photos (and written prompts) to spark a poem.


As always, thank you for following the blog for your little pop of poetry.

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