Monthly Archives: May 2016


Here’s a great idea for prompting inspiration. I have a book entitled 1001 Symbols. The thought came to me the other day, hey, why don’t I look for a symbol to inspire a poem, and it worked! So try this trick the next time you are stuck for an idea. Find a symbol and wait for the inspiration.

Photograph of My Room

Read Carolyn Forche’s poem Photograph of My Room and allow it to inspire you to write a poem or prose piece about a favorite room. Be sure to include descriptive details that have their own story to tell as Carolyn did.