NaPoWriMo ~ Day Nine Prompt

Do you subscribe to any magazines or newspapers?

Find a photograph which you find particularly compelling. Write a poem about the image.

Credit the photographer with a line you might place following the title:


After a photograph by ___________ (you might italicize this line)



Time Magazine usually has a weekly feature titled “LightBox.” Its “LightBox” photograph is often an amazing full two-page image.

For some examples, click here.

Scroll down for an image of a sniper in devastated Kobani, Syria. I found this image to be quite compelling–and wrote a poem in response. (My poem is under consideration elsewhere, so I won’t post it here for now.)

Press on with YOUR writing!


Andrew Shattuck McBride

About Andrew Shattuck McBride

I am a writer, editor, writing coach, and consultant. I work in a variety of genres, including poetry, short stories, and creative non-fiction. I also have a couple of novels simmering on back burners. THANK YOU to Nan Macy of Village Books for taking this photo (June 2011).
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