Poetry Writing Exercises
This game is done with pencil and paper. Perhaps one day we will have an interactive version that you can do right here on this page. For now, you will need a pencil and paper.
Take a piece of paper and fold it in half side to side so you have a long thin rectangle.
On the one side you write a heading that says, Angel. On the other side you write Gargoyle.
Spend ten minutes writing under the angel heading from the part of you that is an angel.
Turn over the page and under the heading Gargoyle, write from the gargoyle aspect of your personality.
Now, unfold the paper. You are now looking at a page that is headed Angel . . . . Gargoyle.
All your lines start out angel, and then become gargoyle.
Edit and shape the material you have into a poem. Feel free to be wild and to augment liberally.
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