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.
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
Attractive, a motley macaw
Guess what happened to?
Have you heard about?
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