Poetry challenge #10: image prompt

Images of stars and galaxies are incredibly beautiful and an endless source of inspiration. I found this picture, entitled Diamonds in space, among the NASA images and thought I’d use it as this week’s poetry prompt.


Use whatever form you find most appropriate, haiku, micropoetry, a complex rhyming form, prose poem, shape poem or anything else you can think of.

I’ve used this image to illustrate a microfiction piece for the Secret Keeper’s challenge which I’ll post later.

Get creating and post your links here. Take your timeโ€”you have a whole week.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

24 thoughts on “Poetry challenge #10: image prompt”

  1. Thank you for another challenging challenge, and, once again, a fine example.
    Mine reply is titled Worlds in Collision:

    Worlds in collision
    a vision unwelcome
    yet sorely needed

    Compromise ceded
    impeded by circumstance
    chance no longer a factor

    Stagnation, starvation
    for any emotion
    apart from frustration

    Needs no longer shared
    pared until disparate
    separate in identity

    A perfect storm in
    the form of silence
    as two become none

    When all is undone in
    the final fission of
    worlds in collision


  2. Hi Jane. I enjoyed this prompt. I considered digging into my imagination, but the literal, curious side of me wanted to know more about the image. So I looked up the science story and ended up with 3 small poems, one of which is another S poem. I’ll unleash them tomorrow morning while I am sleeping, and if all goes well, the link should land here. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks, this was fun.

      1. Yes, the title definitely shaped it. Diamonds in the sky…shows up in songs fairly often… it’s imagination entering reality.

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