"A poet should always have a beginner’s mindset when writing." -Michael Torres
This perspective will help the image form in our poetry clearly and specifically. The use of the five senses: taste, smell, touch, sound, and sight, can provide enough details so the reader can picture what’s happening. For example, he said to think of a poem as a photograph and not as a snapshot. You can describe a photograph, whereas the latter doesn't provide the whole picture.
The next time you sit down to write that inspiring thought, make sure to use as many senses as possible to form the picture you want others to see. Oh, and it’s okay to let your imagination guide you.
Take a look at the published poem, “Matches”
With the New Year came a few publications in January. Here are the links to them in case you missed them!
hungry fire – young woman & you watch me from your window, Alkhemia-Poetica, January 6, 2023
As It Was & Disappearing, The Kleksograph, Issue 10, January 2023 and is saved as PDF 10
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