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 a poem using a blend of senses that mix into a single experience such as mixing taste and smell (synesthesia). We’re camping this weekend at High Falls State Park in Jackson, Georgia, where the senses are in the full swing of autumn.
Campsite 68 campfire smoke clinging in trees the flavor of marshmallows~ ethereal, ghostly swirls this October night leaves crunch underfoot dogs bark off in the distance conversation sparks laughter nearby music pulses the beat of the night around the bend we warm our feet fireside warm our core drinking cinnamon spiced tea warm our hearts holding hands warm our spirits stargazing