NaPoWriMo Quarantine Edition – Exercise 18

An oldie but a goodie, from Rita Dove via Robin Behn & Chase Twitchell’s  The Practice of Poetry: Writing Exercises from Poets Who Teach – one of the first books I ever bought online, and one I still go back to. As I do to this exercise.

The Ten Minute Spill

Write a ten line poem that includes a proverb or adage that you have modified in some way (right as rain to light as rain, for example), as well as five of the following words:

cliff
needle
voice
whir
blackberry
cloud
mother
lick

You have ten minutes. From right now.
Go!

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