Written for: dVerse Poets Pub – Meeting The Bar: “Creating Metaphor” (posted by Bjorn)
“One of the most important things in poetry is the use of unique metaphors, and today I thought that we should work with them a bit.
Today I would like you to take words and things around you and try to equate them to something symbolic such as an emotion, or the description of a person.
To make them unique fill the imagery with descriptions. For example don’t just say a car but say a rusty yellow 1977 Volkswagen Beetle… Make them as rich and specific as you can.
When you have a few description try to equate them to something abstract such a sense of love or another person’s rage. You can also equate them to something hard to grasp in a person. Maybe your boss has axes in his mouth…”
Her velvety red rose
of ice. Silk abandoned
for cotton. Luminous
eyes became sliding
sheets of rain. Pain
entered her heart