Nature has inspired poetry for centuries. And there’s no need to stop letting it inspire us now. Keep reading to see today’s full writing prompt, A Mountain: A Poem, and my completed version of it.

Today’s Writing Prompt: A Mountain, a Poem

Write a poem about a mountain. Be as creative as possible. Create any type of poem you want, as long as you capture the essence of a mountain in what you write. This writing prompt is intended to spur your creativity. You don’t need to be an expert poet to feel inclined to complete it. Just experiment with words a little bit and see what happens.

My Completed Version of Today’s Writing Prompt

A Mountain by K.E. Creighton

A summit to reach. But not conquer. Only those who dare know. On rocky terrain. There is no sure footing. Only acceptance and adaptability. Nothing will ever be guaranteed, given, or stilled in a frame up here. As it is. Only a memory of a path will ever remain.

Snow, mud, trees, wind, cold, and heat cannot be bought and sold or captured here. The source of all gifts to treasure and fear in equal measure. Will never be owned. Quickly cursed with outside force and interference. Turn slopes to landslides, avalanches, and ash. For which there is only reverence and base perseverance.

Humility and serenity and grace. Propel one forward. Push one up. Along the ridges and tree lines. There is no long-term place for imperial spirits beyond the pines. Where human desires and lusts are tamed. Where illusions of grandeur and control are pummeled to dust.

[All Rights Reserved by K.E. Creighton and Creighton’s Compositions LLC. The above work is a piece of fiction. All names and locations referred to are the product of the author’s imagination and are used entirely for fictional purposes. Any similarities to real-life persons or places are purely coincidental.]

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Notes on Completing this Writing Prompt

I live in Colorado near the Rockies. And what I have learned while out in the mountains is that there will never come a time when we humans will tame them or own them. We’re only able to truly enjoy them and climb them when we are respectful and adaptable to them. There is no other way.

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