Monday, September 21, 2009
For me, writing poetry is freedom. When I write poetry, my mind is able to wonder and tap into thoughts, feelings, and emotions I usually do not acknowledge. When I was constructing my object poem, I thought about the object in a different way than I normally would. Instead of simply looking at the adorable newly born puppies, I actually looked at them. I studied their movement and really put thought into how new they were to this world. I observed their personalities and formed a poem that reflected my deep thoughts. I have never written an “object” poem and found that focusing on the object at hand was a little difficult for me. After I focused my train of thought and looked deeper at the puppies than just their surface, I was able to expand my imagination and my poem literally just came together line-by-line thought-by-thought.