This week, I’m listing anagrams of some classic phrases from literature (numbered 1 through 10 below). Use one of them to inspire a poem! Contact me if you’re interested in what the original phrases are. You can also take a strong phrase from one of your own poems and make an anagram out of it using this website.
- Ghettos herd. It’s transformational!
- Bad storytellers heaved.
- Hang a ghost heart; egg aged, infertility
- Boo! To be rotten
- Ere, a depth rose complacent
- Her inner hero monastery
- One wasteland: Farsighted Orion
- Our pesky relics of Eden
- A sad rectangular realm tells
- Red mermaid hair ire
Whether you enjoy autumn or prefer summer or winter, try to think of specific images, or sounds, tastes, etc. that distinguish one season from the other. Which season do you prefer? What actions do you carry out when one shifts to the other? Do you gladly dust off the pumpkin spice seasoning when autumn rolls around? Are you excited to unearth your favorite sweaters from their cardboard boxes? Or do you sadly touch a portrait of a loved one you lost in autumn? What sort of attitude do you want to encourage the reader to take about the season? Consider using anaphora and turn it into a refrain, like Zagajewski does with Try to Praise the Mutilated World.