Most people have the dominant sense of sight. When I teach beginning poets I will share a photo for example or a work of art and say, “What do you see?” We collect those words and phrases and use them in the same way a painter uses her palette to create her work of art.
I discovered simply by experience that I have a strong tendency to write sound poems. I put in words like schwaaaa schwaaaa schwaaaa or clickety clackety clickety clack and for whatever reason, people love it. They can hear what I am describing – even abstract concepts, by the sounds I pour into the poetry mix.
Bonus Idea: Start carrying a notebook to jot phrases to share “What I see, hear, touch, taste, smell.” Sometimes I use my smart phone in the same way. This will begin to help you fill your palette with images as material to write from once October arrives.
To specifically see how some sensory poems are constructed and get further how-to's for your future poems, I have added a link from ehow.com that is very helpful and a sort of sensory fill in the blank from a college website.
Just thinking about reading and experiencing your poetry makes me smile with anticipation. I am so grateful you will be joining us for OctPoWriMo.