Peter Berryman pointed out in some of his Whither Zither columns that, creativity could be construed as the art of getting things not quite right. How can that idea
be applied to poetic inspiration? You could look at an object you have never seen before and try to discern what it is. You might not get it right. You definitely wont get it right if you try hard
enough. Ever mishear what someone says? Sometimes what you think they say is much more interesting than what they do say. There could be a lot of fun in this exercise.