Writing a poem gives participants time to reflect creatively and non-linearly on a specific topic and to communicate their insights in the form of a verbal image.
Writing poetry or poetic prose can be a vehicle for expressing and exploring ideas or emotions in a way that moves beyond rational, linear, and habituated thought patterns. It is a way to engage imaginatively and playfully with one’s deeper knowing and intuitive understanding of, or response to, a topic. Verbal images and metaphors that emerge from the process can have an “anchoring” effect; that is, ideas or emotions that are typically expressed through rational thought can be more easily accessed and recalled if they are linked to a personal and visceral, or emotionally charged image.
Limiting the number of words can stimulate creativity. Each word becomes more significant and layered with meaning.
Paper and pens; magnetic poetry or poetry dice (such as the Haiku Cubes), as an inspiration to move past creative blocks.
Haiku Poems: https://www.britannica.com/art/haiku
How to write a poem: https://www.creative-writing-now.com/
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