Monday, 11 April 2011

Your starter for 10!

An exercise worth using to kick-start some poetry writing:

  • write down ten random words
  • now use at least eight of them to write a poem (you can either choose in advance which to use or start with one and see where it takes you)
  • edit the piece as many times as you want by taking words out, using new ones, even putting those back that you've taken out.  It doesn't matter.  Have fun with it.

Here are my ten random words. You can use these if you want. Feeling brave? Post your finished poem here. I will offer my effort here soon!

bowl                         wall
window                     blue
cloud                        tear (two meanings here to play with)
letter                         rich
photo                       stroke

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