A week of poems:
Write a poem celebrating some food experience you've had - try to describe the food using all your senses. Think about who shared the experience with you, if anyone did, and name them in the poem.
Write a poem about an ordinary experience or place but make write about it from the point of view of someone for whom it is extraordinary. A wonderful poem that just does that can be read here.
Write a poetic dialogue with a friend. If you want to be really tricky, look up the rules for renka.
Write a concrete poem - these are poems whose actual shape reflects the content of the poem. Here's a link that tells you a litte more.
Swop a first line with a friend, or, as a group, collect some first lines and put them in a bowl. This is your first line lucky dip! Choose one at random and write the rest of the poem.
Write a poem from the point of view of someone famous but dead. You might choose an artist, a musician, a philosopher or a member of royalty. Do some research on them if you need to, or choose someone whose life you already know about.
Write a poem from the point of view of an animal - think about the language you could use, think of what the animal sees and what their world smells and tastes like. Les Murray, one of the most famous Australian's poets, has written a wonderful collection called Translations from the Natural World. My favourite poem in this collection would have to be the echidna poem!
Have a good poetry week!