Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Creativity Exercise: I Need Words

At our last writers' workshop, Linda shared a great sestina she had written -- it's a structure poem, built on six words. As you know, I love structure, but a woman can only write so many haikus.

Help me get going on a sestina. Post one word. If we have six posts at the end of the day, I'll have the start of my sestina! If we have more than six posts/words, I'll write them all down, and pull six out of a hat. Honest to Pete. And I'm very trustworthy.

Keep in mind, I have to use each word as an end word in six six-line stanzas, then use two of the words per line in my final three-line stanza. Confused? So am I. It will all be clear once it's done.

Ready, set ... give me a word!

14 comments:

Mike Brown said...

indubitably

Arnold Beekes said...

love

Leslie said...

focus

Angela said...

feet

Brenda said...

amazing

Kristen said...

dot

Le Grand Lapin said...

silence

Jan said...

Great words ... and here's one Chuck emailed to me: complacent.

Keep them coming! I'll put them in the Iowa Writers Workshop ballcap tonight, and pull six.

You all are the best!
Jan

Joe and Michele said...

sugar

Vanessa said...

inflame

kirstenwright said...

facetious

(figured I had to give you at least one really hard one! ;)

Linda said...

doubt

Vicki said...

from Cory: prose
mine: frazzled

Neil said...

jammies