Magaly Guerrero over at Imaginary Pond challenges folks to do an Exquisite Corpse poem. When you do it with people, you write a line or draw a section, fold the paper, next person writes/draws the next line/section without seeing the previous creation, and so forth. Then you unfold it and see the poem/drawing the group has created.
Magaly created a virtual version. She made lists of adjectives, nouns, and verbs. You throw them in a randomizer and there’s your poem.
Each line has to be adjective, noun, verb, adjective, noun
because I do haiku, I’ll have to throw some words out to make the syllable count so from
dazzling book feels gorgeous thing
skinny problem questions short home
shapely job undulates attractive life
became this senryu / haiku
dazzled book felt gorged
skinned problem questioned short home
shaped job undulates
Go to her Exquisite Corpse Poetry challenge to see the Rules and Guidance, for Exquisite Corpse Poetry Solitaire.
After I threw all the words in the randomizer, here was the list I was working from
Weekend Mini-Challenge: Exquisite Corpse Poetry
imaginary garden with real toads
You can use the Amazon search bar to do a search as I did with “exquisite corpse”. Results can vary daily. There were a few notables that I didn’t see that I think should have shown up: A Book of Surrealist Games, The Exquisite Book: 100 Artists Play a Collaborative Game, and a very cool audio book where different writers add a piece to a horror tale Exquisite Corpse, Season 1.
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