Out Of The Blue Poem Creative Writing
Barbie squeezes the small opening under her chin over Ken’s bulging neck socket.
These milk-balls, fried golden and soaked in sugar syrup, are glassed up in a luxuriously oversized jar that my grandmother collects under her spice table to store homemade mango and spicy lime pickles.
These poems describe a pair of pants, a Barbie doll, and a garlic clove the way we would see them if we were holding them in our hands.
And with Billy Collins in his poem “Osso Bucco,” we get the sense that we are looking closer and closer and closer at the meat on his (on our! In these examples, the reader must be—cannot avoid being—sensually immersed in these images, which trigger the five senses—sight, taste, smell, touch, and hearing—through memory and imagination to create an actual experience for the reader.
Reviewing, you should see that the literary genres—poem, essay, novel, are replete with images. A diary keeps track of something—experiences, feelings, observations, and is usually kept private.
Remember the differences between journaling and keeping a diary discussed in chapter 1?