Tangible/Intangible Imagination

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.

In today’s exercise, Vaughn challenges writers to write a poem using a variety of figurative language and forms of imagery to describe the setting so that the imaginary becomes the real through words.

First I Dreamed

First, I dreamed of her
red-trimmed white Little Guy Max 
soul in a tear-drop

took a YouTube tour
birch cabinets, black counters
stargazing window

stand-up full wet bath
just enough for three schnoodles
two adventurers

seeking more cozy snuggles 
more marshmallow nights

more fairy tree lights
fewer deadlines, more good books
more life in less space

Made with Padlet

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