Dream diaries are a good way to generate ideas, phrases and moods.

When you awake in the morning jot down your dreams, even if you can’t remember them specifically you often have a residual feeling – describe it.

During the day re-read the entries a couple of time and in the evening spend 5-10 minutes constructing a poem around any prominent phrases or imagery in the notes. You may even find that the writing was already trying to be a poe.

You don’t have to physically write your entries either as some of us struggle with our hands first thing in the morning, most phones have a voice record mode and some do straight to text so you can say what you remember before it evaporates in cups of coffee and the morning routine of rushing around to get out of the house!