7-Minute Poetry Challenge #21-Inside Out, Upside Down & Backwards

Gotta love DIY videos! And the folks who take the time to find them--like daughter Lexi, who solved one of the great frustrations of my life with the link to one short clip: HOW TO PUT ON A DUVET COVER Thank you Lexi! 

WARNING: Not all DIY tips work (neither do all poetry prompts) . . .

Dang duvet cover won't behave...

Dang duvet cover won't behave...

That being said, while Lexi and I were step-by-step smoothing, rolling and unrolling our perfectly stuffed duvet, (maybe because my upper half was not fully inside the cover as usual), a 7-minute poetry prompt popped into my noggin. (And, if you have a few moments left after you finish and need a laugh, click on the DIY Projects Gone Wrong link below.) Here Goes.

Poetry Challenge #21

INSIDE OUT, UPSIDE DOWN & BACKWARDS!

Begin by taking a minute to read through the poems you've already written and select one you think is HORRIBLE! or one you are excited to revise.

First: Giving yourself a pat on the back for having written it! 

Now: Mix it up. Pluck a line out of the middle and move it to the beginning; move the last line to the first; the first line to the end, etc. etc. And so forth . . . 

Why? Sometimes a poem is like a duvet cover, you've got to turn it inside out to make it work!

Set the timer for 7 minutes.

Mix It Up, Baby!

Have FUN!

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Upside Down, Inside Out & Backwards Playlist: 

  1. HOW TO PUT ON A DUVET COVER
  2. DYI Projects Gone Wrong
  3. Upside Down by Joe Jackson
  4. Upside Down Boy You're Turning Me by Diana Ross
  5. Shake It Up Baby from Ferris Bueller's Day Off

*Cindy Faughnan and I began this 7-Minute Poetry Challenge at more than 680 days ago. We now take turns creating our own prompts to share with you. If you join us in the 7-Minute Poetry Challenge let us know by posting the title, a note, or if you want, the whole dang poem. Scroll down and click on the comments!

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