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Writing a poem is like making an artifact.
It is making something physical out of words.
Exercise 1: Playing with Words
Remember what Elisa Doolittle said in the musical My Fair Lady, "Words, words, words, I'm so sick of words!"
Exercise 2: Discovering Your Roots
Listen to a variety of musical pieces and styles as you explore and write about the range of your feelings evoked by that music.
Exercise 3: Prayer Poems
Prayer is a way to communicate with the Divine
The Institute for Poetic Medicine would enjoy reading the poem(s) you just wrote in response to these exercises. Please use form below.
Now it's your turn!
Grab a pen & paper and try any or all of the exercises below.
All exercises are adapted from Finding What You Didn't Lose: Expressing Your Truth and Creativity Through Poem-Making.
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