Cheri Jackson, educator and creative person extraordinare, created the following writing exercise for middle school kids. I found it to be fabulous for adults as well. Find a boring textbook - the duller the better - and instruct students to create a poem using only the words on one page (or in one paragraph).
I put the task to Wildfire Writing students, with a page from an old engineering textbook (see excerpt above).
I loved the resulting poems of everyone! Here's mine . . .
Where, which, without
This arrangement is terminal
An insulated egress
Bolted, mounted, used
May be made to
(only air to fill the empty spaces)