Abstract in Concrete

I’ve been reading Kyle Vaughn’s Lightning Paths: 75 Poetry Writing Exercises, (available on Amazon, linked on title or here on NCTE), 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 inspiration is to write a poem that brings the abstract into focus in the concrete.


I packed
a book
3 dogs
2 chairs
a bag of firewood
a box of matches
a flannel shirt
and no to-do lists
in the camper

we pulled out
of the driveway
on the road to 
weekend freedom

Made with Padlet

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