There is something powerful about ruins. They make us think about the greatness of the past and the passage of time. They remind us of history and the future. It's no wonder that ruins have been a source of poetic inspiration for a very long time.
If you’ve never heard of Christina Rossetti, then you’re in for a treat! One of the Victorian Era’s most famous poets, Rossetti wrote beautiful otherworldly poems about love and loss as well as famous carols and Christmas poems like “In the Bleak Midwinter.”
Have you ever gone apple-picking? Have you smelled the crisp fall air and bit into a red apple right from the tree? Tugged on each apple carefully to see which one is ripe enough to let go of its branch? Whether you've never picked an apple or have a dozen apple trees in your yard, it's time to write some apple-picking poetry!