Images — including photographs and works of art — can also be starting points for stories, essays, poems, and personal musings. Use one of the images above as the creative spark for today’s post — use it as the setting for a poem, write about how it makes you feel, or describe a memory it conjures.
Anyone who knows me knows which photo I chose.
Young growth forest of pecker poles, branches high and thin
Allows grass and seedlings to flourish
Yet no bird’s song I hear within
Still, I allow my eyes to graze
For movements of shadow otherwise hidden
But here grows neither thickets nor thorn
And every tree is in its place
A forest too uniform.
Oh take me back to the wilderness
Of ancient wood and surprises
To moments of awe
In abundant diversity