My professor in Creative Writing give us this assignment. The guidelines were: 1) three found words from a nonfiction book 2) no abstractions whatsoever! 3) the name of a city 4) a bird 5) a very specific color
Of course I ignored the second rule and used abstractions, but I still got a good grade.
So here is what I selected: 1)Fetish, Liberation, Aristocrat 3) New York 4) Owl 5) Red
Here is the poem I ended up creating.
He sits high above,
Aristocrat steeped in pride.
Watching the moon rise
The night owl comes alive.
On the prowl, he seeks liberation.
Office politics become a haze…
Painting the New York skyline red,
Indulging in his weekend fetishes.
Monday, life begins and ends.
by Jasmine McGee