Thursday, March 3, 2011
Today is a "random word prompt" day. I got this idea from playing Poetry Poker with my poet friend Liz last weekend. There are lots of ways to play with a random set of words. I'll list some words and you make a choice from the three prompts below.
1. Pick 5 words and make a sentence with those words and only forms of those words. You can make nouns plural, put in personal pronouns, prepositions, etc. But stick with the root of the 5 words you choose. That sentence can be the opening line of a story or poem.
2. Pick 1 word that prompts a memory that makes you want to write. Write about the memory.
3. Use all the words in a poem. You must use all the words, but you can also use other words, too. Keep your poem under 20 lines.
Here are the words: peppermint, fly, mountain, ruin, satin, polka dots, star, drip, spin, powder, blade, scream
Posted by Anjie Kokan at 10:26 AM