Do you know about “The Time is Now”, from Poets and Writers? It’s a weekly email, with a great little column Poetry Prompt filled with inspiration. Back in February there was this prompt:
Send a line of poetry to a friend via text message or e-mail and ask her to compose a line in response. Collaborate on drafting a poem in this way, building it line by line until you both agree that it’s reached its end. Using the final product as a draft, revise the poem and have your friend do the same. Compare your final drafts.
So I contacted Mary Lee Hahn and we began a joint poem. We didn’t do the “consider the final product as a draft” but I might in the future.
Here’s our collaborative poem:
At the Edge of Spring
It bites, the wind
Blown down from North
Howling like a freight train
It stings, the snow
Coiling, hissing, striking
A family huddled
‘neath a pine
Singing into the wind
The song of spring
Melting winter’s grip
Their faces turned toward the sun
© Jone Rush MacCulloch, Mary Lee Hahn, 2013
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