Happy Poetry Friday!
Way back at the end of January, the Poetry Sisters invited us all to participate in another poem prompt. The focus for February would be to write an exquisite corpse poem, ah what fun this was, thank you, thank you, thank you Tanita, Laura, MaryLee, Liz, Sara, Tricia, and Andi! I’ve played this before but with drawing body parts. Lucky me, my daughter and her girlfriend were in for the weekend. I recruited them and my husband (although he only lasted for one or two rounds) and our process follows below… If you would like to find more posts with exquisite corpse themed poems look for #PoetryPals.
We wrote the words down on a piece of paper in this word order:
adjective, noun, verb, adjective, noun. Later we arranged an order for the lines.
After writing your word, you fold the paper over before passing it on to the next person so they can’t see what word you have written.
–The first group didn’t have a focus.
embarrassed child chases cold heaven
–For the next group I think we may have focused on nature and the weather.
Freckled Nights catapult Sparkling Wind
COLD Seoul spills stained CLOUD
–For this last group I think we focused on travel and animals.
Feathery cats swing scaly FORESTS
Skittish tortoise galloped windswept poacher
striped Ostrich waddles pink Australia
hairy pelican gobbled mysterious Nemo
Violet Puffin marks extraordinary Las Vegas
All poems above © Olivia Comai, Rachel Dohner, Markus Dohner, and Michelle Kogan
Here’s a post on an instructor, Don Yorty and his students creating exquisite corpse poems.
Tricia Stohr-Hunt at her blog The Miss Rumphius Effect is hosting this weeks Poetry Friday Roundup, thanks Tricia–Be sure to stop by to fill your palate with more poetry!
I’ve had my ear to my radio all day as the news has filled with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, my thoughts are with all the Ukrainians, and all people in our small world working for democracy.