Friday Poetry Prompt~ Perspective

Happy Friday everyone! Let’s write some poetry…


“The question is not what you look at, but what you see.” ~Henry David Thoreau

 The beautiful thing about life is that we all view it differently. Our perspective depends upon our background… our experiences and how we have reacted to them.  As writers, our perspective or point of view effects our writing… molding it into what we want it to become. That is what makes it unique. It’s what sets us apart from another poet. Instead of debating on who is wrong or who is right, we should expand our minds to a new way of looking at things. It’s called growth… and that is something we should never stop doing for ourselves or our poetry!


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  For this weeks poetry prompt write a poem using the picture above. What comes to your mind when you look at it? What do you think is happening and where do you think this is taking place? Feel free to go in whatever direction you want with this! There is no correct answer, so let your mind wander. I’m very interested in reading all the different perspectives you present!



Here’s how you can participate:

1. Write a poem in response to the prompt

2. Share your poem on your blog

3. Post your link or poem in a comment below this post


Remember to visit and read the other poems… and most importantly HAVE FUN!!

7 comments for “Friday Poetry Prompt~ Perspective

  1. February 24, 2013 at 9:13 am

    “Looking Back”

    Thanks, Dana, for this prompt!

    • February 24, 2013 at 11:07 am

      Your poem is beautiful! I absolutely love it! Thank you very much for participating!

  2. Sabra Bowers
    February 27, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    Here is my response. Thank you for your leadership, Dana.

    • March 1, 2013 at 10:10 am

      Sabra… that was absolutely fabulous! Thank you so much for participating!!

  3. March 12, 2013 at 7:06 am

    I’m probably too late for this prompt but I’ll post a link anyway. I don’t seem to receive notification of new posts here, so all the fun passes me by. (boo-hoo)

    • March 12, 2013 at 9:36 am

      Yay!! I’m glad you participated!! It’s never too late!

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