Sunday, September 26, 2004

make use of all those poetry books on your shelf

well since i begged you all for help, the least i could do is offer my own writing prompt. so here it is: take a poem written by someone else. (not sure if it would be better to use one you know very well or one you hardly know at all...) type or write it out skipping a line between each of the poem's lines. then go back and read each line, continuing it with your own writing on all the blank lines in between. finally, take out the original poem and play with what you wrote, revising it into a complete poem without the prompt poem. i've only tried this once, but what i turned out with was nothing like the prompt poem i used! (and it turned out pretty well too!)


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