My favorite way to write poetry is to jot down whatever comes to my head
(which I refer to as “junk”), and about 6 core—and completely random—words that for some reason intrigued me and build a poem from there.
I view poetry as paintings with words. When using the above method,
I tend to be pushed in the direction of abstract, as it challenges the poet
to eliminate the lack of cohesion between words that share
no similarities and mold them into the foundation of a single piece that makes sense.
So for today’s prompt, I’ve chosen twelve words:
Out of those twelve, you must use at least five for your poem.
I did my best to pick some gnarly words that could be used in a myriad of ways, so you don’t have to go in any specific direction writing wise.
Here’s how we get down aka THE RULES:
- Choose a minimum of 5 words and write a poem that fits the prompt on your blog/webpage
- Click the Mr. Linky button below and enter your name & direct url
- There you will find other poets’ work for today’s prompt – engage with one another and have a good time learning from each other
- Feel free to share using the social media of your choice