NaPoWriMo Prompt – Day 12 (Photo)

By on Apr 12, 2014 in Blog

Trees Through Wrought Iron

If you’re like me, you might be a couple days behind on your NaPoWriMo challenge (30 poems in 30 days). The weekend is a perfect time to catch up. Use this prompt or use one of your own, anything that helps inspire you.

  • Write a poem based on a photo. You can use the one above, showing a pair of trees through a wrought-iron fence, which I took this week in Independence Park, Old City, Philadelphia. Or you can view random interesting pictures from Flickr with their Explore / Interestingness tool. Alternatively, delve into online photo albums belonging to friends and family. The visually impaired may enjoy seeking inspiration using these Random Location & Setting Generators, which generate text-based descriptions of houses, landscapes, spaceships, towns and more.

If you like, share a link to your poem in the comments. Remember, if you paste the entire poem into comments, that poems shared that way are not considered published in Wild Violet.

About

Alyce Wilson is the editor of Wild Violet and in her copious spare time writes humor, non-fiction, fiction and poetry, keeps an online journal, and is working on a book, Belated Mommy: How to Cope With Being an Older Mom. Her first chapbook, Picturebook of the Martyrs; her e-book/pamphlet, Stay Out of the Bin! An Editor's Tips on Getting Published in Lit Mags (which she plans to update this year); her book of essays and columns, The Art of Life; and her humorous nonfiction ebook, Dedicated Idiocy: How Monty Python Fandom Changed My Life, can all be ordered from her Web site, AlyceWilson.com. She lives with her husband and son in the Philadelphia area and takes far too many photos of her handsome, creative third grader, nicknamed Kung Fu Panda.

2 Comments

  1. Tonight I will post my poem based on this photo and share my link with you on my WordPress blog.

  2. Here are two poems based on a photo: http://roina-arwen.livejournal.com/1653540.html