Action Verbs in Seed Pack Poetry

Kimberly Burnham
1 min readMay 1, 2022

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

Photo by Sigmund on Unsplash

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)

black interesting
texture select sunny smooth
soil pick youngest leaves

Photo by Jonathan Kemper on Unsplash

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.



Kimberly Burnham

Writer, Poet, Ekphrastic Writer-in-Residence, Nerve Whisperer, Brain Health Coach, Author of The Traveling Brain: Illuminating Peace Poetry in 5000 Languages.