Ideas for stimulating poetry

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1) Describe an artwork to a blind person.

2) Write in perspectives of person in an artwork.

3) Imagine the sculpture as a murder weapon.

4) Portray a character obsessed with a painting.

5) What about a dialogue between two paintings?

6) Artwork as an archaelogical find, 5000 years later.

7) Artwork as a metaphor. (Of love, loneliness, hope etc)

8) As a prop in a play.

9) View out of a prison window.

- Suggestions offered by established local poet Felix Cheong (By the way, he's super nice. Edited one of my writing. His close reading and incisive suggestions reminded me that I've much to learn about literature and life.)

The key is to transmute experience into words so that readers may enter this experience at will.

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