Friday, December 12, 2008

Poetry Tips: Blind Perspective

If you are able to read this then you are not blind, so for this week’s idea for poetry it is to write a poem as though you really are blind. What kind of poem would you dictate if you couldn’t see? How would it change the poems you typically write and could you recreate an existing poem from the “viewpoint” of being blind? I wish you luck to those of you who are up to the challenge.

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2 comments:

Stephen Andrew said...

This is an interesting idea. I always aim for creating poetry that anyone could feel and understand, regardless of their ability to see, hear, or smell. To me, that's the essence of good poetry. It's also extremely hard to achieve.

Poet Hound said...

Stephen,
Yes, isn't that the truth? Very difficult to achieve but worth the effort if it produces something brilliant or a fresh take on a poem.