"Poem sketching" was introduced to me years ago here at The Imaginary Garden with Real Toads by Ella in 2012. HERE is a link to that challenge and a fine description of how to create a word list.
When I have "writer's block" I use my own version of a "word list" - I write down words that apply to a photo(s) I have taken - what I see in the photos and the feelings and memories they evoke. I will write down anywhere from 10 - 20 words and then I will get out my thesaurus and search for "richer" word choices. "Alabaster" is a word I found for "white" and is a favorite word of mine to this day.
... here is a poem created from such a word list (two of a series of photos I used are posted here)
Sentinel ever vigilant
gargoyle-like she stands,
ready to defend
her youthful charge
amongst swaying sweetflag
as the dewey eve
comes a night-tripping.
One last pebble thrown,
one last birdsong tweets,
she grabs his hand,
ushers him homeward -
soon tucked away,
his dreams of tomorrow rippling
beneath crisp, alabaster sheets.
Today's challenge is for you to create and use a word list - you can use the 2012 linked challenge "rules" or use my version. Of course, post to Mr. Linky below and please visit and enjoy the others linked with today's challenge. Thank you.