If your religious poems seem saccharine, add pepper. Add salt.
Prose poems can be like a scrapbook or like a bit of fantasy, dream-talk, and mix of keepsakes tossed into the small box of a paragraph.
Observing nature, including human nature, can evoke metaphors, similes, and details that make your poems pop with fresh imagery and energy.
Clear images in nature often bring insight into human nature and take us as poets beyond our own lyrics into a universal song.
(c) 2014, Mary Harwell Sayler