Day 16: Variations on talking and time

Today, we continue with the original poem from day 12.

Or, if you’re just arriving here, choose a poem that’s been vexing you.

Change the person–if it’s an “I” poem, switch it to “you” or “he” or “she.” You get the picture. (If it started as a “you” poem, now you show more about who “you” is.)

Next, change the tense. If it’s past, try present; present, past–or future. I find that writing in the future has an incantatory undertone that’s fun to explore.