I spied this over on Scott's blog which, in turn, was taken from Janet Reid's competition, in turn inspired by Tahereh Mafi. [Phewf!]
The idea: to write a poem using book titles. I've only just seen this, so missed the deadline, but I thought I'd have a go anyway. Here's mine.
WHAT I DID was teach
her HOW TO FALL.
GETAWAY GIRL, stowed
on THE BOAT, north
IN THE TENT there, the wind makes it
like THE WORLD AND OTHER PLACES:
a family of HOTEL WORLDS.
Some days she speaks out FOR THE MESSENGERS
for THE UNCONSOLED.
Here FOLKLORE is on her frozen tongue.
She has taught the snow to DANCE, DANCE, DANCE:
trains it to run and WALK THE BLUE FIELDS.
[If you have a go at this yourself, post them below, or post links to your own blog posts]
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