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Random Letters Prompt

Okay, not a poem today, but a starter. Try this prompt from my latest favorite book, a vacation gift from me to me. The Pocket Muse, by Monica Wood. She suggests writing down ten random letters, then writing sentences using words that begin with those letters, in that order. Or, I supposed, you could write poems…or lists of ingredients, made-up song titles, invented words. GO ahead, give it a try. I used exactly the letters Ms. Wood gave as an example, because I am a Rule Follower. Her letters: C W I T S N E M B R

My tries, which quickly veered towards food:

SENTENCES
Captivate wildebeests in town, shy neighbors end meandering but restless.

Culling wishes in tinselled sieves, never eat memories braised, roasted.

RECIPE: WITCH STEW
Cook with
imps, toads,
snipped nails,
Eeks, mangroves.
Boil, repeat.

LIST: INSTRUCTIONS FOR ODD FOODS
Chew wiggling
insect tapenade.
Saute nasturtiums.
Eat mackerel.
Bring radishes (really, because most everyone needs some tastes indulged with commonness.)

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