Nature has long inspired the poetic mind. Poets(dot)org - Nature Poems/Academy of American Poets has some historic context and examples.
My photos are from this weekend on Ocracoke Island, (The Outer Banks) North Carolina, USA. It is not necessary to use these images (but you are more than welcome to them), I highly encourage you to pull from the nature surrounding you everyday, perhaps share a favorite retreat or recall a childhood vacation. Or, feel free to write a poem after watching the video below of my beloved Outer Banks. It is a slow-moving, almost meditative video.
If you have an old poem that needs reworking, please feel free to use it. Of course, new poems are always awesome - I know a poem a day in April can get pretty hectic. Thanks for playing along with this Imaginary Garden and I look forward to reading your words.
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