A friend and I sat down today to make a mystical exercise out of writing arrogant poetry. This kind of poetry is when you center your focus on a particular virtue until you feel yourself invested with a sense of its power. Then you write a poem from that point of view, allowing the feelings of grandeur to flow through you. For example, you might meditate on “majesty”, imagine yourself to be a king, and write poems expressing the heady might of a king’s dominion.
Here are the poems that come from our exchange, in which we both wrote two poems followed by two more as an answer to each other’s two: