Personification is my favorite type of figurative language. There is just so much you can do with it, to create atmosphere or emotion. When I'm writing description, my first go-to strategy for "showing versus telling" is to use personification.
I'm not much of a poet, but when I'm teaching my poetry unit to my creative writing students, I find that experimenting with writing sample poems for them helps me develop my prose writing skills as well. And, personification is always my favorite lesson to teach!
Here is a short instructional video for writing a "Personify Me" poem.