Erin's Poetry Tips

40 tips to poetry and poetry forums

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Challenge Anyone?

I think many (all) writers go through periods of writer’s block. Times when no matter how hard you stare a the page, nothing happens, which eventually devolves further to uninspired clichéd poetry about writer’s block – simply to feel you’ve been victorious, and written something – anything!

Well, today, in an effort to overcome writer’s block for some of you, and just to play for others, I’m offering you a challenge. I challenge you to write bad poetry.

Yes, you heard me correctly, I want you to write a cliché ridden sadly inartistic poem. Experiment with doing all the things my tips have taught you not to do. Now, to go one better, this poem has to include the following words:

Soul
Furry
Breezes
Lips

I’d LOVE to see rhyming Haiku or Tanka (or series thereof)