Today we’re celebrating how an image can inspire different people to write different things. In our recent workshop, we experimented with using images as the starting point to prompt writing. Below are some responses to this photo – what would you write?
When I look at this photo
of the tree and sun picture
it makes me feel happy
and warm of the sun
and it makes me feel nice
relaxing, and warm in me
so I can chill out.Words by Ian Middleton
be it ever so black
Is devoid of hope
And the power of light
Is so great
That it’s rays
Can pierce the deepest gloom
And we have no power
To prevent it!Words by Sandra Falconer
Globe of light
Pierces through another circle
The tree is another circle
Is dark and perfect curves
Grow and flourish
Out of the furnace of life
Rooted in ground just as dark.
These two halves
Are made whole
By this line of light.Words by Francis Annett
Sunlight startles the darkness,
Stunning openingWords by Joyce Skinn
If beauty like this is stumbled upon
or a plan painstakingly hatched.
Why a simple shift in the angle of light raises up or drops a heart.
How to summon fresh words for ancient marvels.
Whether this could be the sign I have never dared hope for.
How to stop wondering and
let myself be.Words by Helen Anderson