Poem prompt 26: Between the lines

Choose a poem from the poet you were working with yesterday–the more unknown the poem, the better.

Print it out triple spaced. Between each line, fill in your own line. Can you start with the last line from yesterday’s poem? What parts of your event fit in?

Next, take out the other poem’s lines, then write a second section that’s all yours.

Then go ahead and play with it (try mixing it up, interleaving the two sections).

This prompt comes from “Writing Between the Lines” in The Practice of Poetry.

Favorite line

Here’s my favorite line from yesterday’s poem:

a bell faraway, a taste of metal

What was your favorite line from what you wrote yesterday?

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