April is National Poetry Month, so here is a little exercise for you. My class and I came up with this one together. We decided to write a poem on the topic of womanhood. We had to use at least four adjectives from a list of words we stole from other poems, and it had to be six lines long.
This is one of my favorite ways to write poems, by giving myself my own form. By giving yourself restrictions, you almost always create something surprising. You are having to work outside of your normal “tools.”
4 adjectives from this list: small, phenomenal, silver, sharp, golden, everlasting, warm, unique, delicate, mysterious, astonishing, queer, or exhausted.