I find that poetry is much easier when I have a prompt. I can still sit down and write a poem without one, but it takes longer and produces a more strained result, as well as a more emtionally-based piece rather than visual.
My prompts are usually things I come up with on my own, something I see and store away for later writing. As it is the beginning of October, in the heart of autumn, there are a plethora of stunning visual prompts from Mother Nature. I have so many ideas I can’t write them all at once, so I thought it might be a good idea to list them all in one area.
And then I thought Hey, I can’t be the only one who struggles with subject matter for poetry. Maybe they need prompts, too!
So, for any of you uncertain poets, poets-to-be, or entirely confident poets, I’ve created a page where you can go for ideas for poems. Sometimes it’s just fun to see where one word can take you.