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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Let's Use All of Our Senses!

If you've written with me for awhile you've already done this creative exercise that allows us to engage our senses (and think outside the box) to describe a season, color, or action.

So, since autumn has officially arrived I'm ready to go outside, take a whiff of the air, listen to the sounds, and just think about what this wonderful season has to offer. I feel pretty darn creative!

Are you ready? Just fill in the blanks:

Fall looks like ____________.

It sounds like ___________.

It tastes like____________.

It feels like _____________.

Fall makes me want to _______.

I'll go first!

Fall looks like pumpkins
It sounds like falling leaves
It tastes like spiced cider
It feels like cornstalks
Fall makes me want to stay outside for as long as I can!

OR

Fall looks like the gorgeous warm colors that are found in a brand new box of crayons
It sounds like crunchy leaves and lawnmowers that are taking their last pass at sleepy yards
It tastes like samples of cider at the busy farmers market
It feels like dried up cornstalks that surround me as I make my way through the traditional cornfield maze.
Fall makes me want to stay outside for as long as I can and wallow in the joy of my favorite season!

By the way, you will accidentally write a poem in the process of letting your senses run wild!

11 comments:

Valerie said...

Fall looks like rows of harvested corn; stalks standing like sentinels at the entrance to the corn maze.

It sounds like Canadian geese flying south for the winter.

It tastes like apples, butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon baked to perfection and served with a slice of roast.

It feels like cable knit sweaters and warm woolen socks.

Fall makes me want to snuggle with my little ones in front of a roaring fire enjoying popcorn and hot chocolate.

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

fall looks like golden sunflowers
dancing in the sunset
it sounds like swirrels of leaves
gently falling to the ground
it taste like carmeled apples
it feels like a time
to remember,,,and pause
fall makes me want to
roll in the autumn leaves
and dream

Jan Mader said...

Wow!

Kat said...

Fall feels like a breeze on my face.
Fall makes me want to smile.

Jan Mader said...

Just so you won't have to go back and forth...

Fall looks like ____________.

It sounds like ___________.

It tastes like____________.

It feels like _____________.

Fall makes me want to _______.

Carolyn said...

Fall looks like a sepia photograph.

It sounds like rustling leaves.

It tastes like roast chestnuts.

It feels like mist on the top of Snowdon.

Fall makes me want to breathe deeply.

2cats said...

Fall looks like a bright glowing fire.

Fall sounds like eating potato chips.

Fall tastes like apple sauce and pumpkin pie, or maybe hot tea with honey.

Fall makes me want to jump in a pile of raked leaves and scatter them all over the place.

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

fall looks like the time of year
when i like to race fast through piles of leaves
it sounds like
the flutter of wings heading south for winter
it tastes like
roasted marshmellows
it feels like
i have been energized by a mysterious force
fall makes me want to gaze at the stars

RIZZI said...

FALL LOOKS LIKE TINY FAIRIES PAINTED EACH LEAF WITH THEIR TINY BRUSHES.
IT SOUNDS LIKE RUSTLING AND CRACKING 0F FAIRY WINGS
IT TASTE LIKE WARM CIDER,AND GINGERBREAD CAKE.
IT FEELS LIKE A BREATH OF FRESH AIR.
FALL MAKES ME WANT TO GO TO THE OCEAN AND FEEL THE CRISP COOL AIR AND LISTEN TO THOSE WAVES ROLLING IN.

Marjie said...

Fall holds my birthday. So as a child I adored it. But now....shouldn't I dread getting older?

ocmist said...

Fall looks like brilliantly colored leaves on the trees.
It sounds like wind in the trees.
It tastes like pumpkin pie.
It feels like cool weather is coming….
Fall makes me want to paint. (Used to be, ride horses…)

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