GREAT exercise if you are facing writer’s block. Circle random words in a page (great for people who have text books left over from college…) and create a poem.
“We seldom speak its name –
the implication of pleasing,
without comfortable, reassuring, appreactions of life.
Even those creative
geniuses we know
sometimes feel an emotion
We dwell upon
Often the impressionable generation,
blind or timid,
Obtain anyone who would
be a poet —
the past compels
a man to write.
“Out of the disillusionment phase we grew
into these monstrous things with teeth and claws and scales
and nightmares of our own.
We did not begin like this, you and I,
the anger and the despair came much later –
We had transformed by then.
And we let our red tears fall
into the cold tea and tepid milk
and the dusty crevices of our minds
where even we did not want to go.”