2 Poem Recipes

Recipe for Overwrought Occasional Poem

  1. Describe what you see out the window
  2. Tie it back into something personal and universal
  3. Question the meaning of your tie-in
  4. Affirm the meaning of your tie-in, despite your doubt
  5. End with a quietly resounding phrase

Recipe for Romantic Poem

  1. Gaze at something longingly
  2. Make your longing the subject of the poem
  3. Have your longing force you to go on an adventure
  4. Try to meld yourself into your natural surroundings
  5. Fail at melding yourself into your natural surroundings
  6. Despair at everything
  7. Repeat, beginning with #1

 

 

 

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