4 Writing Exercises Inspired by Nature
by Tameko Barnette
Life is not without its inspiration. While it may seem like as poets, we are at a wall with no ideas in graffiti. We can draw upon just about anything around us. This isn't a new way of looking at the poetry writing experience, it's four writing exercises that will produce some poetry for your ever-increasing collection.
- Write about a time during Autumn with the leaves on the ground changing colors and the weather changes that was life-changing for you in the style of an Ode, Prose, or Prose Poem.
- Write a poem inspired by Summertime: a favorite vacation spot or a memorable day for better or for worse in the style of a Limerick or Diamante.
- Write a poem about a time during the Spring comparing your teen self to your adult self - both during the same season. Write it in the style of a List Poem or a Bio poem.
- Write about a time during the holiday season whether you celebrate the holidays or not about a time that started out lonely but got better as the day, evening, or weekend went along. Write it in the style of a Free Verse or a Rhyme.
Enjoy these writing exercises inspired by nature. Perhaps, they will inspire more ideas not expressed here. Keep writing!