June 23 -Warm and Loving it.

Thursday, June 21, Dan Lewis was welcomed warmly by the Louise Bogan Poets at the Lunenburg, MA Public Library. Dan read from his new book, This Garden. The home poets also read – if you’d like to see clips of the reading visit Lunenburg Public Access Cable on Facebook.

The summer flew in with a burst of warm air – great for swimming and lolling around. Take a long look at the children playing or a flower growing (almost) before your eyes and write, write, write what you see. That’s the first step to creating a great poem – taking the time to see. To see the splash, to see the expression, to see the insect – missed in a blink if you are not looking.

Sit in your backyard or on your stoop or in a nearby park with a pad and paper and write down all the images that come into your eye then pick one to zoom into getting ever closer. List the color, the smell, the taste, the feel and everything else that comes to mind as your pen flows. There… you now have the beginning of a poem.

 

About versealive

Founder of the Louise Bogan Chapter of the Massachusetts State Poetry Society, grandmother of five budding poets, and married to Richard who writes poems for birthday parties.
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