Why Do a Simple Poetry Mandala?
Doing a more complex poetry mandala takes time and creative spirit. It is well worth trying, as a way to memorize a few lines of poetry.
But sometimes you might like to get the “poetry mandala” experience without spending quite as much time. In this case, we suggest you try the “simplest mandala” and “simple mandala” methods.
This way, you can still choose a few poetry lines to memorize, while also being meditative. And, you’ll end up with some simply lovely poetry art that you can display during the time you are trying to memorize your life-enriching lines.
How to Create Simplest and Simple Mandala Poetry
Less complex, but still a meaningful way to arrange your chosen poetry lines, you can use the “simplest mandala” or the “simple mandala” method:
1. Trace a circle onto your paper
2. Within the circle, write the lines you are trying to memorize, until you run out of room to write any more
3. If you like, color the center, to give it a little visual interest
Want to complexify your simplest mandala just a bit?
Draw something else around the circle, especially something that echoes the meaning of your chosen lines! This will move your mandala from simplest to simple, and it can be a fun endeavor if you’re feeling in the mood.
Sample Simple and Simplest Mandalas
Here are some samples for simplest and simple poetry mandalas…
Our next Every Day Poems poetry club prompt will include an option to create a simple poetry mandala. Watch for it soon.
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