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Some Actions That Could Inspire Poetry


 Some Actions That COULD inspire the writing of Poetry

Everyday actions can provide rich potential for creating poetry. Here is a list of actions that might prove helpful in finding those special words. Remember, poetry is writing our best words in tight spaces to create some sparks!


Putting gel or wax in your hair
Blowing bubbles
Trying on an older persons shoes
Baking with a Grandparent
Reading a whole book in day
Snuggling into bed on a winter’s evening
Playing kick to kick in the park
Riding your bike through puddles
Eating a crisp juicy apple
Observing leaves falling
Watching the effect of the wind
Practicing something over and over until you master it
Trying to put on clothing that is a bit small for you
Falling asleep with your pet nearby
Walking on the beach in winter
Helping someone without being asked
Noticing cold air on your face
Finding a long lost treasure from your younger days
Discovering a piece of ephemera (ticket, note, etc.) inside a book
Reading a book you find yourself lost in
Shopping with your family
Walking across wet soggy ground in winter
Playing a card game with your family
Riding your bike down a hill
Standing on something squishy while bare-foot
Eating something really sweet
Noticing the sounds of winter
Dressing up for walking on a cold winter’s day
Doing something for the first time
Learning something important from a mistake you make
Observing a crowd of people
Observing birds fly
Eating an ice-cream slowly
Listening to bird song in the morning before you get out of bed
Watching someone eat in a cafe







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