#1 Organic Metaphor
Imagery is a basic building block of poetry. This is an easy exercise to follow for practicing writing good metaphors.
#2 The "You" Poem
Think about all of the people in your life that you liked, but never really got a chance to know. This could be because they died or perhaps you had just a brief friendship before you had to move away. Maybe you switched jobs or your relationship was cut short for another reason. Write a poem where you address this person. Share with her/him images of your favorite things and things s/he never know that were important to you. Be specific. If you love flatbread from Spain or love dinner-plate dahlias, mention it. Tell them what you remember of them. You can write this poem in the form of a letter, postcard, or just address the poem to them: Dear ______, You never saw my garden….
The "You" Poem is from the book The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Practice by Kelli Russell Agodon