Thursday, December 01, 2005

Poetry Exercise #3

Make good use of your reading: Take a line or even just a few words from a poem you like and turn them into a title for a new poem of your own. It's a good way of taking the energy from a good turn of phrase and using it to propel a work of your own. Or, just use one of the lines as the start or the end of a new poem you write. You can cut this borrowed line later from you work during the revision. Even a small kernel of someone else's language can inspire. It also allows you to write your own take on the subject of the poem you borrowed from.

1 Comments:

Blogger Bobby said...

I'm going to try some of this stuff, but my problem is I can't come up with the next line. Or the next.

6:54 AM  

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