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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Hope you're having a pleasant week so far, sharing an old but cherished poem "Take me to the Ocean" which was written earlier on this year. Hope you guys like it.
Thank you so much Margaret for the lovely opportunity!!
Lots of love,
Thanks for the suggestion of revising an old poem. I was able to do something with one which has languished for 10 years! (After that amount of time, I could see at once what to cut ruthlessly. *Grin.*)
What lovely photos! Thank you, Margaret.
Thank you for bringing the ocean into my own home.
This is a beautiful post. The pictures are lovely and the video made me want to plan a trip there right away. Lots of inspiration here, thanks so much,,
Nice going, Margaret. Whether in a hurry or doddling we all can get the spirit of nature to prompt us along. I love your pictures. I too had one with a bird sitting a post. No little boy fishing, out of camera view were my then age four granddaughter and I paddling along in a rented paddle boat, in the heart of London at Regent's Park.
Beautiful photos, Margaret--especially like those with your little boy. k.
nice photos, Margarert. Since my PAD is not close to being on prompt, I did not link to toads today...
I had an entirely different poem set for Day 4, but I read the prompt and had to add my natural two cents to the subject.
Beautiful photos and inspiration Margaret. Thank you
Cool prompt....as it happens, I wrote one this weekend in Tofino! Great timing! I will make the rounds a bit later this afternoon, and am looking forward to the wonderful nature poetry!
I did this prompt and Poetic Asides' (distance) and NaPoWriMo/Maureen's (April or whatever month you think is the cruelest), and -- tangentially -- my own assignment to write about attention all this month. A fourfer? :)
Such lovely pictures, Margaret. Thank you for hosting.
Just got back from Ocracoke Island. I'll visit and comment tomorrow. Thank you all for playing!
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