Decoding Poetry · writing

A simple poetry exercise can reveal more about you than you know

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Quick. Think of at least 10 words, or ideas(its okay if its sentences and its okay if you have more words pop into your mind).

Write them down.

What do you see? What are the connections? What do they say about yourself?

Here’s the good part. These are the words and ideas that will be birthed in your brand new poem! The other day some terms just came into my mind. Here’s what the muse gave me:

  • charlatan
  • harlot
  • hot box
  • pilfer
  • double rose
  • techno groove
  • fire
  • progessive heat

Okay so maybe I think I’m a hot mama-LOL. It wasn’t the material I was reading, but perhaps a song? Movie? Either way, I’m sure it’ll at least spark an idea for a poem. In some cases you may not need all or any of your muse’s words but the theme could be great foundation.

Try it out and let me know how you do 🙂

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