In a writer’s forum a poet proposed an exercise: each post/poem must take a line, any line, from the previous poem for its work.
So I joined in and took a line from the previous participant’s poem. Since it had eight syllables (all her lines were very long), I broke it into three lines of 3/3/2, doubled that, and made two stanzas each.
Sounds complicated, but actually worked nicely, as I put it to rhyme as well. Was very pleased with the result.
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