In the classroom we’d do the first part of this next exercise on the board. You’ll have to brainstorm on your own or use my lists that I come up with.
First, make a list of at least 5 things that are yellow.
Now make a list of at least 5 things that fly.
hot air balloon
Now the first two lists we could all probably agree on. The last list will be different for each person. Make a list of at least 5 things you find beautiful.
water bubbling in a creek
flowers blooming in my garden
my husband’s smile
a room full of books
hawks soaring above the hills
Now take at least one word from each list and try to make a poem.
Honey bees buzz blossoms on the lemon tree
zooming fast past me
past my dog
sprawled in shadows of the sun
like I suck butter from corn-on-the-cob