chasing the soul (novapsyche) wrote in 13_blackbirds,
chasing the soul

Assignment: Ten-Minute Spill

This assignment is late, late, late! My apologies. I can only blame the holidays.

This is something I've assigned several times, both here and when the group met in real-time. It's an assignment that is quick but effective. It was devised by Rita Dove.

Write a ten-line poem. The poem must include a proverb, adage, or familiar phrase (examples: she's a brick house, between the devil and the deep blue sea, one foot in the grave, a stitch in time saves nine, don't count your chickens before they hatch, someday my prince will come, the whole nine yards, a needle in a haystack) that you have changed in some way, as well as five of the following words:

cliff                    blackberry
needle                   cloud
voice                    mother
whir                     lick

You have ten minutes.
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