Field Recordings

I’ve been reading Kyle Vaughn’s Lightning Paths: 75 Poetry Writing Exercises, which inspired me to delve into another book study of poetry forms and responses. I’ll be making my way through the exercises and prompts between now and the end of the year.

Today’s exercise is writing poetry from field recordings. Vaughn encourages writers to get into nature or out into the realm of life and write from observations.


when I stepped from
the garage door
into the frigid morning 
with my Hoka
on one foot
my booted broken ankle
with a thin black
low-cut sock 
on the other
I realized
in that moment

I've got a case
of winterfoot

Made with Padlet

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