I like how Jack Gilbert does it. His poems are almost vignettes. And they could easily be vignettes seen outdoors.

Methodology learned from reading his poems (connect this to my poetics).

  1. Sharpen your grasp of existentialism
  2. Sharpen your knowledge of ways to execute existential language
  3. Sharpen your observation skills and mindfulness
  4. Walk and catch existential images outdoors


Gilbert, J. (2009). Refusing Heaven: Poems. Knopf.