Magnetic Poetry: A Song in the Night


Ever since I read the posts on Magnetic Poetry that my friend, Joy, shared on her blog, I have been wanting to try it. You may wonder why it’s called magnetic when you are just playing around with words on a screen. Well, that’s just the online version. You can order sets of words that are magnetic if you want the fun of physically moving them around. 

I might do that sometime soon. That way I could take them anywhere with me and not need internet to make them work. There are several sets to choose from. I decided to use the nature one.

Like I said, I have been wanting to try it but have been a little intimidated by the online lists of words. [bctt tweet=”There were too many and I couldn’t figure out how to start. ” username=”GaylWright”]My friend, Kat, gave me some tips there. She suggested scrolling through each page of words picking those that stood out to me. After I had a few words, maybe I could start forming a poem. That sounded doable. Then I got sick.

I’m finally feeling well enough for some creativity, so this evening I spent some time with the online version. It was quite satisfying to pick out words and see how they could fit together. After awhile the words seemed to come together and I was happy.

A Song in the Night

climbing an ancient mountain

a quiet rain gives

harmony as a bird song

blooms in lonely night

you who walk listen

behold her secret light

warm sweet & bright

                                                               ~ gayl wright

My next step was finding out how to copy the poem as it was online and place it onto a photograph. My friend, Joy, came to rescue there and gave me some pointers. Yay for online friends! Then I had to get my son to show me how to take a screen shot. Yeah, I know, easy peasy, right? I had no idea how easy it was. Oh, well, never too old to learn something new.

After much trial and error using various free programs I am happy to share with you the finished product. I can’t wait to try more!

magnetic poetry


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15 thoughts on “Magnetic Poetry: A Song in the Night

  1. This is beautiful Gayl! I’m so glad that you and Joy are being my inspirations! 🙂 I love how your words flow together in unexpected ways. They jump right into my soul before I am aware of it! Thanks for these precious thoughts tonight my Poetic Friend! xoxo

    1. Thank you so much, Bettie! I’m so glad you feel that way. 🙂 I really had fun with this once I got into it. So glad to be an inspiration! Thank you for your ever sweet encouragement, dear friend. You might like to try it out yourself. 🙂

      Many blessings to you! Love and hugs, sweet friend. xoxo

  2. Gayl, I love your first attempt at magnetic poetry. Well done, dear poet friend! It’s a beautiful piece that speaks to me in myriad ways, deceptively simple but deep at heart, just like good poetry should be. Truly inspiring.
    I find the online sets useful, because they offer a feel for the words and suggest which set is more appropriate for the type of poetry we want to write. That way, money can be saved in choosing a possible set to purchase. My problem is I would like all of them! xox ??

    1. Joy, thank you so much! Your words mean a lot to me and your encouragement is priceless. 🙂 I really love your description of the poem. I’m glad to hear it is inspiring to you!

      I totally agree with you about the online sets, and also that I have the same problem. I’d like all of them! Different moods strike us at different times so it would be nice to have a variety! 🙂

      Have a blessed day, dear poet/friend! xoxo

    1. Yes, it really is fun, isn’t it? I’m sure your students would have a blast with it. I didn’t realize you could get magnetic stock! That’s cool.

      Thanks for visiting, Anita, and have a wonderful week. Blessings to you!

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