What is an example of a “good” touch?
What is the difference between conceptualizing touch and experiencing touch?
How does poetry “touch” our hearts?
POETRY LESSON #4: Touching the heart
It is almost impossible to touch someone’s heart literally while that person is still alive (unless you are a heart surgeon!). But poetry touches our hearts.
Shake hands. Hug. Faire la bise. Pinch yourself. Touch your hair. Touch objects around you – wood, metal, stone. Think about the nerve-endings in your fingertips!
the necessity of love poems … and some common problems (like clichés!)
List of words naming and expressing emotions
Theodore Roethke, “My Papa’s Waltz,” “I Knew a Woman,” and “Elegy for Jane.” See Selected Poems of Theodore Roethke.
Write a poem about an experience of being touched, a poem to touch someone’s heart, or a poem remembering when someone touched your heart.
Congratulations! You have completed your first five days of Dr.B’s “Intro to Poetry.” Your homework is to revise the poems you have written and read poems of your choice … from Haiku Mind by Patricia Donegan.