This idea for writing a poem comes from Susan Goldsmith Woolridge’s book poemcrazy.
If you can, step outside; if not, do this indoors. Take in your surroundings and find an object that has something to tell you.
Give your object a real or made-up name. Write down the name.
Describe your object by comparing it to something else. You might include where you found it. What
does it look like?
Ask the object to bring you a quality it has that you need.
Find several objects and write a series of short poems in this format:
Name (real or made up)
You look like. . .
Bring me . . .