In (Soma)tic Poetry THE FILTERS are words which function as focal points for the information and notes gathered from the exercises. With THE FILTERS you take all of your notes and begin to write poetry about or through these words, shaping and editing as you go. But it's important to note that THE FILTERS are only guides, and to help you shape the poem. Also it's good to use at least 2 FILTER words to prevent the conversation from becoming entirely internal or confessional, meaning that with the extension of extra filters the worldview will broaden as the poem takes shape.