Of course poets always have something to say. Pithy, profound, wistful, sublime words that stab at the heart and tickle the brain.
But let’s have some fun and take your group poem down a different rabbit hole. I mean, really, there’s an abundance of rabbits in our world, there’s bound to be more then one rabbit hole and more then one way to write a group poem. Right.
The assignment: Everybody writes a word/phrase/sentence that starts with each letter of the alphabet.
Adversity keeps me
But why be cool
Get the idea?
H It isn’t rocket science
J K L Memories invade my sleep
N On to the end
P Q R S T U Vampires drool
Whole sentences will work
Xeric mummy falls to dust
You write something for each letter
Then each person brings copies of what they have written – A to Z – to share with the group.
Enough copies for everyone. From those phrases for A, B, C, etc. from all the poets, everyone constructs an Acrostic poem – picking and choosing the phrases that click. You know, one of those poems where the 1st letters spell a word or phrase like COLD or GOT ANY CHEESE, which by the way, is something my pooka, Chester, wants to know.
“You know. Really, really thick cream.”