creative writing

Instant Poetry Exercise: Creation

A way to create instant poetry. Write one or more lines for each of the following prompts:

  1. Think of something―any noun. Write it down.
  2. Plant it as a seed in the ground. What will it grow into?
  3. As its Creator, ask a question the seed must answer in order to be born.
  4. As the seed, answer.
  5. As Creator, command it.
  6. The seed grows. In the voice of the new thing that has grown, define yourself.
  7. Someone passes by, sees the new entity, and exclaims: “________________!”
  8. Above all, the new entity wants ________________.
  9. Uh oh. ___________ wants the opposite, and hurls ___________ at the new entity.
  10. As witness to this act of creation, respond to what you’ve encountered here.

 

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