I usually like to write one-liners when I can't think of anything particularly good to write. These one-liners are somewhat independent sentences that are written in a single verse.

Here's an example:

The morning dew covered the green hills with a gentle embrace.

The birds of a far-away land landed on the branches of young trees.

The sun sent forth a warm light as it rested its head in the clouds.

The old fox sneaked upon a rabbit, ready to pounce at any time.

They always start with "the" and use the past tense. I always use the past tense in my poem, and I was wondering if I could add in more variations even if I used the past tense in my poem. I am not sure what other tenses I could use and if I should use other starting words other than "the",

  • I'm not sure I understand what you are asking. You say you use these one liners when you can't think of something good to write. I'm not clear if you are using them in poems or as random sentences in a notebook.I also don't know what your normal poetic style is. Are you trying to make sentences like these more poetic? Tighten them up, remove unneeded words. "Morning dew held the hills in a gentle embrace." I removed some unneeded words and added alliteration. Sep 2 '20 at 19:56
  • If you are interested in one-line poems, see the excellent "The Smallest Talk" by Michael McFee. Sep 2 '20 at 19:58

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