Well, it’s Friday and We’ve been Experimenting With Writing Intuitively Poetry by Using “Deafness.”


This picture was on Pinterest. There is a WWW. at the bottom. I always try to recognize the artist. It’s important to me. Especially, if someone would like to purchase this photograph



Well, it’s Friday and we’ve been experimenting with writing intuitive poetry by using “deafness.” I chose a missing sense so that your intuitive see would compensate for your hearing loss. And, actually, for those of us who are deaf, have compensated in different ways. It’s a natural phenomena or occurrence that just has to occur. The body adjusts to the loss of a limb, eyesight, or whatever lacks… It may not be ever “normal” like we judge is normal, but it rearranges the senses.

The Poetry group to submit writing is on FB… I wish you submit to me on WP. but if you are interested, The site is called A Poet’s Haven hosted by Alan Boles who has graciously allowed me to facilitate this lesson. The link is:


This weekend, I will be at work both days. So, while I’m at work, please take a look at your poems using the door images. Use your Thesaurus. Try several words that will enhance your poem and take it a level higher.

This is an example:

“The.” Highlight the word then open your Thesaurus on the word. Read other possible choices for your first word “the.”

Mine doesn’t have a Thesaurus interpretation of “The.”

But, it does give other suggestions.

“Old English (Northumbrian and North Mercian dialects) thē; related to Dutch de, dat, and German der, die, das .”

You can enhance your poem by using another language. Use another voice or tone…

For an alluring hook or a description that captures your reading audience from the first sentence. Choose to research the heritage or voice of the poem that you’ve chosen to tell it.

Pretend that it is publicly being read aloud. Who is reading it? What dialect or accent is being spoken? Perhaps it’s Gaelic,  Italian, Persian, or French, or etc …

Find the substitution for the word “the” in the language or voice that you’ve written it in…  If it’s haunting, use Old English, or Romanian. Even if it is written in modern language, find the word that is a substitution in a modern or slang equivalent.

Try not to use the word “the,” but once in your poem.

Are you seeing what I’m explaining? You can step your poem up with the changing of your words… In this exercise, we will just use First and last word… if you’ve learned this before, perhaps, you will help those in this exercise by explaining what you’ve learned…

Take away 1 of the 5 senses and add the 6th sense

Starting with the relaxation found on the first lesson take yourself to a quiet safe place.

The goal is to get your poem at a place that you are now ready to submit it to a contest..Some of the images used, all found on Pinterest are these.


Thanking all lovely thoughts today

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