Summer has left us behind. Leaves are changing colors, falling. The sky is gray and foggy. The air is cool and growing colder. It's the season for poetry. Let's write some. Here are a handful of ideas:
1. The hallmark of great poetry is imagery. A truly compelling poem paints a picture and invites the reader into a vivid scene. Choose an image or scene from one of your favorite poems and write a poem of your own based on that image.
2. You’re feeling under the weather, so you put the teapot on. Soon it starts to scream. Write a poem about the sound of a whistling teapot.
3. Write a poem about an inanimate object. You can write a silly poem about how much you admire your toaster or you can write a serious piece declaring the magnificence of a book.
4. The beach, the mountains, the vast sea, and deep space are all great for tributary poems about places. Write about the city you love, the town you call home, or your favorite vacation destination.
Send me your poems. I'd like to read them. And if you want feedback, let me know or take the workshop listed below:
POETRY FOR ALL: A WORKSHOP
AT CULTURA IN PILSEN
1900 S. CARPENTER, CHICAGO
FOUR TUESDAYS IN OCTOBER - 7 TO 9 PM
TO REGISTER GO TO: