Play with words that is. He mentions using a journal as a "Writer's Studio" filling it with words, ideas, quotes, other poet's poems that inspire and clipping from magazines. Whatever stirs your soul and you like, put in your space, I mean journal. He shares an exercise called "Poem sketching" It involves word groups. You can see more of the details here.
I substituted commands for words and nymphs for dragonflies.
wakes silent pond
her translucent fingers stretch, tickle
and wake soon playful nymphs
they flirt and pump their wings
in the liquid resin light
Emerald Queen waves as Amber's fingers reach
her forest floor
into her heart's bareroots
She commands starlets n' sparrows to perform
soon she will tiptoe barefoot
into morning's dew
and surrender to the waves
You will see your Queen's breath mist
swirl and fog your day.
I found this photo after I wrote the poem. It captures the tone of my poem. Later this week I will share another exercise from this book! I was going to add another exercise, on this post, but we have company stopping by!