Doing a gig for/with our writing group the Sooke Scribblers reminded me of some of the writing exercises we’ve done in the past. A fun one involved making a list of nouns and a separate list of verbs and then coming up with a poetic line using the noun and verb . The verbs would be in the realm of some activity, like cooking or in this next case, “10 things a lover might do”. My words were “hands” and “woo”. What I came up with was: “and the hands woo, not by touch but by intention”. I’ve been trying to grow this line into a bigger piece. Over the next few days my twitter posts will evolve out of this.
and the hands woo
not by touch
do something with your hands
reach for a word
turn it over, examine its undersides