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Five Ways to Write a Poem (2)

by Paganini Jones




Take pens, some paper and go for a walk
in the woods. Find a log, just sit, don't talk.
Don't think too hard. Listen and wait. Then write.

Take pencil and pad. Go, wait for a bus
and take the first without thought or fuss.
See where it takes you. Watch and wait. Then write.

Sit at your desk or computer table
and write as fast as you're physically able.

See where it takes you: go doodle a bit.
Gaze at the paper. See how it all fits.
Rub out a bit or add some more. Then write.

Don't think too hard. Use a master plan
and write to a form as well as you can.
Use paper and pens, or computer ink. But write.



05/17/2011

Author's Note:
A sonnet, perhaps, but not any form I know. Maybe I've invented a new one? I wanted to write a Blues Sonnet, but it's definitely not one of them.

Posted on 05/16/2011
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Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Gabriel Ricard on 05/17/11 at 12:12 AM

I still loved it. The name of the style is secondary to that.

Posted by Kimberly Bauer on 05/17/11 at 07:28 PM

I love it! I will use some of these ideas when I am faced with writers block :) Very clever idea for a poem!

Posted by Charlie Morgan on 05/18/11 at 07:20 PM

...we'll call it the "paganini blues" sonnet formm, so there Willie...i do love the prescription annnnd yet sometimes that's the hardest part, that of write, write, write...great rejoinder for our lazy side.

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