Poem Starters

Looking at an artwork, write one word in each of these six categories:

  • Images
  • Emotions
  • Sound/Smell
  • Action Verbs
  • Month/Season
  • Colors

Then, add words in response through free association.  Using the words you have found, create a poem of no more than six lines. 

Of course, you may use any other word in your vocabulary so your poem makes sense.  

-adapted from work by M.J. Iuppa, Rochester poet