lac Léman Mar23

lac Léman

Today’s image was shared by Ben Rimes – “While completing the second residency in Geneva for my master’s degree I took a trip along Lake Geneva to the town of Vevey, Switzerland with the rest of the students. The world headquarters of Nestlé is nestled against the...

Bedtime Snack Mar21

Bedtime Snack

Today’s image was shared by Andrew Forgrave – “If you are so inclined, you can listen to the wonderfully evocative sounds of this snack being prepared. Perhaps you may be thus motivated to make your own similar snack when your bedtime arrives in your respective (and just...

Rain Forest Mar20

Rain Forest

Today’s image was shared be Nicole Rimes - “I had a chance to visit the Kalamazoo Nature Center last weekend, and found this wonderful glass sculpture hanging in their rain forest room” Today’s poetic form is Limerick. Please submit your poem...

Deadly Rescue Mar16

Deadly Rescue

Today’s image was shared by Ben Rimes – “I enjoy creating interesting LEGO “minifigs” when given the chance. After a visit to the LEGO store in Chicago, I couldn’t resist building this skeleton fire fighter. What could be more terrifying and heroic all at once?” Today’s poetic for is Prose. Please submit your poems...

Birds on a Wire Mar15

Birds on a Wire

Today’s image was shared by Tom Woodward Today’s poetic form is Tanka. Please submit your poem...

Getting Started

Getting started with the Poetry for People project is pretty simple and quick to do! While you’re more than welcome to use the resources and visual poetry prompts on the site for other poetry projects, there are many ways to interact with the project that take less than 5 minutes! Whether it’s everyday, once a week, or just when you have some extra time, here are a few ways to participate. Write a poem! Find an image on the the site that inspires you, and write a poem using the submission form below the image. Submit a photo! Visit the photo submission page to upload your own inspiring image, tell us what poetic form...

Einstein in Repose Mar11

Einstein in Repose

Today’s image was shared by Ben Rimes – “One of the science teachers in the middle school has this terrific Einstein action figure perched atop her document camera, inspiring young minds throughout the day (and sporting a wicked awesome hair-do).” Today’s poetic...

Sunrise Mar04

Sunrise

Today’s image was shared by Nicole Rimes – “My family was on vacation near the Straits of Mackinac when I went for an earlier morning walk with the baby. We managed to capture this breath-taking sunrise.” Today’s poetic form is Prose. Please share your poem...

Wall of LEGO Mar01

Wall of LEGO

Today’s image was shared by Ben Rimes – “Whenever my family travels to a city large enough to have a LEGO store, we always have to stop and fill up on a new tub of the bright colored bricks.” Today’s poetic form is Limerick. Please share your poem...