PROMPT: CONVERSATION POEM
• before reading the following poems by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, write 3 titles for each poem that are imitations of each of them (so you will have a total of 24 titles). Feel free to make them completely goofy or ridiculous, the more exaggerated the imitation the better.
————— The Eolian Harp
————— Reflections on having left a Place of Retirement
————— This Lime-Tree Bower my Prison
————— Frost at Midnight
————— Fears in Solitude
————— The Nightingale: A Conversation Poem
————— Dejection: An Ode
————— To William Wordsworth
• write a first line for each title
• write a last line for each title
• read the 8 poems by Coleridge (all easily available online)
• go back and choose the most promising title, or write a new one, and then use as many of the remaining lines and titles to write a poem that is addressed (either explicitly or without mentioning it) to a good friend you see fairly often, but not every day. It may help to imagine going on a walk with this person.