PoetryPoetry Workshop The Poetry Workshop

Writing a Daily Poem

Charlie uses Kodojin's idea about "Things Seen" for writing a daily poem.

For the the full explanation of this exercise, listen to Charlie at the following links: stream or file download.

Below is Charlie's sample poem.

Music Class Recital

Her 9-year-old tongue
slips between her lips.
Her eyes bore through
the music sheet as her
tiny hands try to find the notes
and keep the beat. We parents
on the edge of our seats
hold our breath
till we hear the last note fall
into place
and then applaud.

     --Charlie Rossiter

Back to the vault.