Ways to Write Seed Pack Poetry Part 4
Action verbs stimulate the readers’ mind and create physical sensations that give a richness to an image create by the poem. Look for action words on seed packs like touched, plant, harvest, germinate, watch, grow, begin, and pick.
Bloomsdale Savoy Spinach (Territorial Seed Company)
packed plants grow mature
cool weather sow narrow rows
cover with fine soil
Giant Red Mustard Seed (Ferry-Morse Seeds)
slow to bolt grow thick
good for picking directly
use entire flavor
Organic Kale Lacinto (Irish Eyes Garden Seeds)
texture select sunny smooth
soil pick youngest leaves
Our brain picks up on action verbs and sends signals to our body as if we are doing the action. When you use action verbs it is easier for the reader to image sowing seeds, tapping down the soil, or picking a flower and carrying it indoors.