The Heart of Writing

Helping you to connect with the writer within

Five Minute Poetry


Try your hand at a Blackout Poem. A Blackout Poem involves taking a printed page and excavating a poem out of single words, therefore blacking out the rest of the page. These are fun to do and you can get very creative with them; if you’re nifty with drawing you can even create an image around your poem to reflect the theme:


I know it seems like sacrilege to tear out a page from a book to create your poem but if you’ve got an old battered book that’s losing its pages anyway then reincarnate it, or use a newspaper instead and see what you can come up with.

colourful blackout poem

Happy Writing!




Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: