Monday, April 6, 2009

Diving into word pools

So are you ready to dive into word pools? I've learned about word pools years ago;and,this is my first time using it with poetry! Better late than never. This is how I did it. I went to my handy Thesaurus. I picked 20 words randomly and used them to write poems. You can pick any number. You can search for words in any place: dictionary, encyclopedia, songs, etc. The way to find your words is endless. I say let your imagination run wild.

Here is the twenty words I picked:

Dangerous, Ocean, Muse, Bloom, Coy, Dillydally, Enigma, Gossamer, Haunt, Icy, Love, Madly, Naughty, Vintage, Phoenix, Explore, Carousel, Melody, Wandering, Pool

Here are three I did so far. I'll be working on more poems with this word pool and post them later on this week.

I hear the Carousel
with it’s vintage melodies
start up again
at the edge of
secret pool for lovers
I wander over
dressed In my
ocean blue dress
I choose the battered Phoenix
to ride
as I madly wave
my hands in the air
feeling free...

In dreams
he haunts me
with his dangerous eyes
and his coy smile
I awake aching
with love
I madly still have
For him.

Death has ripped its icy hands
on my heart
I am left to wander
in an ocean of memories
I wish for more time
to explore
and wander the world
with Sean
our time has
flown away
on gossamer wings.

I encourage you to try your own word pool. You are welcome to use the word pool I did. Please do share your poems, I love to read them. I know there are other bloggers celebrating Poetry Month. I found Khaled posting his favorite poems every day for the month. Go on over and check out his wonderful blog.

As always, Sweet Dreams to you all.


glorv1 said...

I think it is a great idea Shell. Maybe for my next post I will pick a couple of words and write a short poem on each. Thanks for sharing.

glorv1 said...

Also Shell, again thank you for your nice comments.

Lisa @celebrate CREATIVITY said...

I'll have to give this a try.

aimee said...

cool idea! sometimes it just takes a word or two to get started.

gypsy said...

Shell, this is marvelous, both the concept and your poetry developed from random words. I'm intrigued. Will you try another tomorrow?

mermaid musings said...

this is a wondeful idea, i think i want to give it a try for sure

Alma Stoller said...

Hi Shell,

Thanks for sharing. Great words and beautiful poem.


Anonymous said...

I love that! I learn so much over here. I wish I had time to play but maybe I'll try this little later. Have a dreamy wednesday.

Anonymous said...

What a fun idea! :D
I really love your poem, about the carousel. I can't wait for my first ride, of the summer.

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