Mesostic Poetry w015


This exercise is about embracing poetry through generating lines with less judgment.

Materials Needed

–   timer

–  lined paper

– pen or a pencil


  1.  set a timer
  2.  pick a word or a phrase
  3.  write that word or phrase vertically and centered on a lined piece of paper
  4. Add words around the letters that use the letter (this is similar to an acrostic poem, however the letter can occur anywhere in the phrase not just at the beginning)


This isn’t an exercise inspired by John Cage. His work often focuses on chance operations. His philosophy of indeterminacy was a way of embracing the Vitality of life.

this is a poem I created when I did this exercise

Published by KC

I am Katarina Countiss, a multimedia designer. I like blogs, games, art and technology. I am curious about how things are made.

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