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Magnets That Reveal The Poet Within.

02 Jul


Posted by David Kapell in #gifts, #magneticpoem, #magneticpoetry, #poetry

Half the fun of Magnetic Poetry comes from letting the muse of the magnets have its way with you. In other words, I think it's a mistake to set out with your poetic goal too precise. If you've got a line in mind that you like, you should by all means write it down; you're probably not going to find those exact words in any Magnetic Poetry Kit. But if you've got an open heart and a sense of adventure, the magnets can lead you to some very surprising and beautiful and unexpectedly heart-wrenching places. Here's a poem I just made by just picking a few tiles out of the box that seemed to resonate today. I stuck them on my board and set out to fill the gaps and wound up with this, a tiny poem that really transports me to a certain powerful spot at the moment.

19 Jun

Magnetic Poetry As A Songwriting Tool

Posted by David Kapell in #magneticpoem, #magneticpoetry

Magnetic Poetry was originally conceived as a tool for sparking ideas for song lyrics. I recently brought it back to its roots and put a short magnetic poem onto a Garage Band loop (I did it entirely on my iPhone, which seems like a modern miracle). I hope to do more of these in the future, and I'd love it if other people did it as well and then shared their efforts with me!