Someone Else’s Words Are A Good Limitation

I’ve collected the last few of my poems I wrote on Storybird. 

Having a limited number of words provides a defined boundary for a creative act. I like doing them because it is a quick creative activity that can be done in about 10 minutes.

Similarly, blackout or erasure poetry has a defined set of limitations (word choice, paragraphing etc) but the creative act comes in embracing the boundaries. A little bit of thinking inside the box.

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