Listening to a recent podcast reminded me that writing is supposed to be fun sometimes! If you’re feeling blocked in your writing, perhaps some sort of playing will help. I write fiction and creative non-fiction, but poetry has always presented some sort of blockage for me. Perhaps it was those forced haikus from grade school.
Try a little fun with poetry. I was inspired by a recent writing prompt, intended to encourage creativity through little 3-line poems. The structure, with credit to Janet Burroway, author of Imaginative Writing, consists of:
line 1: an abstraction + a verb + a place
line 2: describe attire (something you wear)
line 3: summarize an action
They look like:
Dreaming feeds at the beach Flowing skirts She spins until she takes flight
Try a few!
Here’s another poem Pensive prompt from Sue Borgersen!