Sunday, November 25, 2007


In a dark room shine a flashlight on a piece of paper. Inside the circle of light draw an X. Shut the light off. Then point the light to a random part of the room, turn it on for just one second, then shut it off. In that one second really SEE where the light shines. Now in one of the four sections of the X write one word of one thing you saw. Repeat this procedure a second time. On the third time write an emotion felt when seeing the light shine. On the fourth another emotion. Now you have two things and two emotions. Arrange and rearrange these words until you like how they sound in a particular order. This is now the title of a new poem by you. Write the poem, right then and there write it. No hesitation. No answering the phone. Everyone be damned, you have a poem to write.