Let’s show a bit of formatting today. Here is the excerpt of today’s poem, like I would typically post:
and here is the full page, with words blurred out:
Prompt: This poem came entirely from the title.
It is really fun, whether working experimentally or not, to write a poem from a title. You might choose a line from a beloved poem, or even a beloved line from a poem you aren’t head over heels for.
For a more experimental take on this: Remember the container of words you already created? If not, scroll to the bottom of this post and take a look.
Pull three or more words out of your container and arrange them into a title. Write that poem in the ransom-style. Or just write it, with a pen, the regular way poets do. After the leap we discuss copyright. Blah.
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