Poetry Exercise : Forum : The first exercise


[send message][befriend] Subscribe
Rae

The first exercise

11 Years Ago


Chance card.

1. Close your eyes, pick a book from a bookshelf, open it at random, copy a line or phrase.
2. Paraphrase the line in a half-dozen ways and pick the one you like best as your start line.
3. Write a 5-line stanza of similar length to the first line.
4. Write a couple more 5-line stanzas, using that same line length. In the second stanza, include something that addresses the opposite of the chosen line. In the last stanza, reconsider what you put in the first stanza in view of what you put in the second stanza.

Have at it.

I won't start a contest until more members have joined.

[send message][befriend] Subscribe
Rae

[no subject]

11 Years Ago


I've posted my result from the Chance Card exercise.  Not sure if I did it right, but at least I wrote something.

[no subject]

11 Years Ago


Ohdear. This could be mildly difficult. Ahwell. No one ever said poetry was-- scratch that, no one ever said good poetry was easy. Or drawing an idea out of a simple line. Especially considering I just pulled 'Angels and Demons.'

Dan Brown.
Gotta love him. Anyway, I'll get right on it. :]

[send message][befriend] Subscribe
Rae

[no subject]

11 Years Ago


cool beans.  be sure to post it in the group writing. :D