1. Take one of your poems or microflash, or even a paragraph from something you’re working on.
2. Chop it up into single words.
3. Alphabetize your list and post it below. You can cut out the incidental words like “to” and “the”. Let’s keep the lists to 25 words or so max so it’s not overwhelming.
4. Grab someone else’s posted list and, using their words, write a new poem or flash.
If the poem you built your own list from is something you’ve posted here, or is available elsewhere online, go ahead and share the link with us so we can compare our own efforts with the original.
If you want to play this game by yourself, make lists of words from poems or other works that you love–and then stick them in a drawer until you forget the original enough to make something new.
Let’s repurpose some word lists to make exciting new things!
PS Here’s a list of words from my Day 4 Poem (password: poetrymonth) to get you started–but don’t peek at the original until you try writing your own so I don’t cramp your style
Please be generous about sharing your own lists so that other people can play, too!