Intangible Assets

Published June 7, 2012 by Ms. Nine

You can’t see, taste, touch, hear, or smell them.  That’s why, as a writer, you assemble the intangibles into a sensory experience for your reader.    Your tools are imagery and figurative language.

Try this today.  Take an abstract noun (like attitude, energy, gratitude, ignorance, liberty, memory, pride, salvation, truth, urgency, etc… ), imagine how the idea can be transformed into a sensory experience, and then write your images as a list.  Take your list and craft it into a poem.

Here’s mine:


Like soft butter, spread easily

Soft and smooth on the tongue, consumed easily

Like toffee, envious eyes on an empty plate

Poison honey, sweetens and sickens

Outlandish lies

Attractive, a motley macaw

Guess what happened to?

Have you heard about?

Thanks for stopping by!   Have fun writing today.


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