Thursday, April 06, 2006

The cat poem

Use the following poem as a template to create a one sentence poem. It doesn't need to be about a cat, just an action.

Write one sentence describing one action made up of several smaller actions with the same (or very close) syllable pattern as William Carlos Williams's poem.
As the cat
climbed over
the top of

the jamcloset
first the right
forefoot

carefully
then the hind
stepped down

into the pit of
the empty
flowerpot.
From an exercise by Alicia Ostriker in The Practice of Poetry: writing exercises from poets who teach, edited by Robin Behn and Chase Twichell.
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