Again at Writer's Digest, a poetry prompt, write a golden shovel poem. It's a kind of poem that takes words from a published work that get all beat up into a new poem.
We took one of our favorites, Jared Carter's Geodes, and made a mess of a line. Sorry Mr. Carter!
Here's the line: "for the lapse within, the moment crystal turns"
And here's the mess:
Heart Is a Geode
What do we long for?
Love, success, power, the
weakness of another’s lapse
and the hidden things within,
a heart’s secrets that the
light exposes; in this small moment
you are clear as crystal
and upon truth this life turns.
Definitely a geological theme we're hammering on tonight.
What you thought was a game / A game you were winning / Wouldn't go your way / Now you've lost what you had / And your back to the beginning / It's the price you have to pay