Sometimes the best way to come by a poem is to forget about it, to not actively work on – to go and do something else.

So instead of sitting down to do some writing why not get going with some household chores, or gardening or community clear up projects. The community projects can especially be fun and provide inspiration via the people you meet plus some of the very strange items you often end up having to clear up!

I personally find house work boring and so tend to put on a blast of music or listen to a book but for this exercise try just doing the chores without any music (a bored mind can be a fertile ideas ground!).