After studying the assigned reading in your textbook for this week try your hand at writing a short poem of 10 lines or more. Sift through the examples and find a format or topic that seems to motivate you to write something similar. Remember your poem does not have to rhyme. The main thing is to try to practice what you have been studying these two weeks: precise detail natural language emotion similes metaphors and symbols.
Still need an idea? Try this exercise. Launch your poem by continuing one of the lines from an actual poem. Here are a few examples: