For your fifth poem, you have a few different options (or you can combine these approaches in your own way):
- Write an ekphrastic poem (in other words, a poem inspired by a work of art, like Ferlinghetti’s “Don’t Let that Horse…”).
- Write a poem with a specific object as its source of inspiration (as in Elizabeth’s Bishop’s “The Fish”).
- Write a poem using key words from another text to motivate your writing process (as in Solmaz Sharif’s use of the US Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms in her poem “Look”).
Your poem is due by 6pm on Friday 03/08. It should be at least 12 lines.