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Golden Shovel: For NaPoWriMo 2014
Posted by Laura, May 31, 2014. 2862 views. ID = 6664

Golden Shovel

Posted by Laura, May 31, 2014. 2862 views. ID = 6664
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This is another form that I was introduced to during National Poetry Writing Month. Basically, a golden shovel is made by taking another poet's poem (preferably a short one) and then writing a poem with all the words from that poem being the last word in each line of the new poem. Can you tell whose poem I "golden shoveled"?
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I'm saving up my
Pennies for a candle,
Hoping that it burns
Without flickering at
Every gust of both
Windows at the ends
Of the room. It
Absolutely, I hope, will
Be clean and bright, not
Smoky like the last
One I purchased, the
Dud that went out at night.
It should be white, but
I would settle for, ah,
Pink! Dilemmas are my
Greatest, strongest foes,
Churning my mind and
Leading my thoughts to oh,
So many possibilities, that my
Questions have lost me some friends—
Though I dare say, it
Absolutely gives
Me pause that I would lose a
Friend over such a lovely
Candle, with all its light!

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Jun 2, 2014
Hi Laura,
I used the same poem in Tawny cat. The napowrimo was a really good opportunity to try out lots of different poetic forms. I must try a lune after reading yours!
   ~Posted by alilee, Jun 2, 2014

Jun 2, 2014
It was indeed! It was a lot to learn in a short time, but it's always nice to have more forms and tools to pull from in the future. :-)
   ~Posted by Laura, Jun 2, 2014

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