Try writing a Song Title Poem
It’s December, and we all have miles to go before our long winter’s nap. I know poetry is intimidating enough when we have most of our wits about us, but during the hustle and bustle this time of year, perhaps poetry feels more like a red and green pine-scented monster screaming, “UNDERSTAND ME!!!!”
So how about something (hopefully) easy and fun to start off the month? I’m sure you’ve heard of fridge magnet poetry, and spine poetry is popular as well. How about song title poetry? It could be that I made it up, but nevertheless, here’s what you do:
How to Write Song Title Poetry
1. Grab a pack of Post-it notes and a Sharpie and pull up one of your playlists. I used my running playlist.
2. Jot down 10-12 song titles (or as many as you like) — one song per sticky note.
3. Next, spread out the titles and see what kind of poem might emerge.
Here are the songs I wrote down:
Here’s the poem I came up with:
Oops! I did it again.
I am a troublemaker,
but don’t stop
looking at me.
how far I’ll go.
So let’s get loud,
because these are the best days
to go crazy,
closer to fine.
It’s a tad self-centered, but today is my birthday, so I’m Walt Whitman-ing it up and singing a song of myself.
This week create a Song Title Poem.
Thanks to everyone who participated in last week’s poetry prompt. Here’s one from Stacy Bronec we enjoyed.