12: Not Just the Blues


Hermine Pinson

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Poetry Prompt

Poetry Prompt

Yusef Komunyakaa does a meditation on the color blue at the beginning of his essay collection, Blues Notes—and the results are part autobiographical, part whimsy, and all imagination.

Take a color, any color, and do 10 minutes of free writing.
Then go back and cull from that free writing some of the best lines
for the makings of a poem.

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