You can start these 15 Poems immediately. Besides being challenging and fun to do, the templates can lead to some strong poems.
For best results, paste the activity into your word processor, or print out a hard copy. Then write quickly and freely, trusting your imagination, hunches, gut feelings. When you finish, read the poem. When you're ready, share the poem with a partner or in a small group.
As you work with these approaches and techniques, you'll begin to sense how you can slice, dice, and blend them together in poems you make from scratch.