I write poetry inside-out. Whether a word or picture prompt or simply a random thought, at the base of my creativity is the perspective of first seeing the scene from the point-of-view of the prompt. The Daily Post prompt is base. So, am I a tree or structure? Am I real or metaphysical? A noun or adjective? Scientific or mathematical? Once I establish the baseline of the word/picture I decide on the style of poetry or sometimes short fiction that best fits the prompt. It can be topical, classical, historical or cultural. Once I create the poem I shift perspective and examine it from the outside as an observer. What does the reader see? How will they react? What emotions will their reactions be based upon?
chopped base oozes clear resin
fresh Christmas tree falls
needles shed in abundance
sharp scent pine for simpler days