To class on Monday, November 30, bring a typed copy of your original poem based on the topic, “What I want to remember.” Use Mary Oliver’s structure of four-line stanzas, making sure to have at least five such stanzas in your poem. If you want, try her approach of using shorter lines. If long lines suit your subject, feel free to use those, instead.
As you compose, include concrete imagery. And use some of the other tools you are learning about. See your Poetry Folder’s table of contents for a list of poetic tools.
The spirit of this assignment is that we all have something, some moment, some person we hold close and want to remember. As Mary Oliver advises, “hold it / against your own bones knowing / your own life depends on it.”