Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Writing Exercise #75


1. Three things that were taken without your permission.
2. Three things you would keep in your own private tree house.
3. Three places animals hide/live in.

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For those of you doing the 30/30 challenge for this here National Poetry Month, you're either on a roll or you've lost some gas by now. The sixteenth poem is usually my least favorite of what I put out. So I'm going to try my best to write you an exercise that will, hopefully, spark SOMETHING that has gone untapped this month.

Open the poem with the loss (#1.) beginning either with your search for it, or how it felt the moment you realized it was gone. Gather the things from #2 and go live in #3. Decide who is allowed in your little space and who is not. Write what/who you miss. What small thing from home do you dream of? What song do you sing to yourself? What are you the God of in this new and hidden world? What, of nature, is your anthem?

Still stuck? Poet Nicole Homer has awesome exercises here, and then I found this site a few days ago that BLEW MY MIND.