Writing A Poem ~ Everything You May Need
Published In: Poetry
Let's begin with an icebreaker. It's called think-pair-share. The instructions are really simple. First, think. Begin with a moment of reflection. Close your eyes, and recall a very personal secret. Preferably, one you have never shared with anyone, not ever. Second, pair. Choose a partner. Ideally, someone you do not know or have just met. And finally, share. Share your very personal secret with your partner. Sharers, use specific, preferably sordid details to really bring the experience to life.
And listeners, listen close. Your next step will be to roleplay and replay the scene in front of the audience for catharsis and, of course, entertainment. (Laughter) Are you ready? Okay, I don't really want you to think-pair-share. (Laughter) And thank you for not immediately fleeing for the exits. (Laughter) I begin with this icebreaker because I want . . . .
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