Thursday, January 29, 2009

Poetry Exercise # 3


1. Something you or someone you know (or made up) has never let go of.

2. A massive "thing" (could be an animal, something mechanical, whatever, just BIG)

3. A comfortable place

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Write a poem or story about something someone has yet to let go of. You do not have to name it. But as the poem or story progresses, allow the thing to become bigger until it physically becomes something massive that the person carries with them. What changes has this person made to accomodate this thing? What damage has it done, if any? What does it enable the person to do? What do others think of it? Where does the person take this thing for some peace and quiet?


(The final exercise in the "Burden" series was inspired by the poem "Fish Out of Water" by Louis Jenkins.)