Tried an exercise with some poet friends where you take a poem and replace every noun with its opposite. And then you see if anything in that new nonsense poem sparks an idea for you. Here’s the draft I ended up with, followed by the oppositified poem :>)
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Thank you, Laura! I love this exercise and will definitely try it out.
Yvonne Pearson says
I love this one!!! It’s so fresh and clever!
Denise Krebs says
Laura, I like what you did to the oppositified poem there. The sun that is not a spoon is still able to ladle the sky its goodness.
Heee! What a playful way to surprise yourself. I’m going to do it. I am truly loving your sticky-note poems, and when I’m done being all meaningful and activist at the 30,000-foot level I am coming back down to the miniscule and microscopic.