I wanted to say something about how I'm writing now, because I feel like it's working for me. I have been using "The Wesleyan Tradition: Four Decades of American Poetry" as a source book for titles. I ruffle the pages, and stop at one page, where I grab a few words as a title to start with. I'm finding having this foreign material sparks my imagination, and I write things I never would have written without it. It frees me up from having to come up with something to start with cold. I know this isn't an uncommon technique, but I find that it is helping me write different poems. I will share one poem that came out of the phrase, "She's forgotten herself." (The poem will come down in one day).
"poem taken down"