The Golden Shovel. What is that?
I recently read a post about said shovel. And it has nothing to do with physical digging, but plenty to do with mental excavating, sleuthing, and creating with words. The Golden Shovel is a fun writing exercise.
You can learn more about the Golden Shovel poetic form by visiting here.
The rules for creating a Golden Shovel masterpiece are as follows:
– Choose a line from a poem you enjoy.
– Use each word in the line as the last word for the lines in your poem.
– The end words must stay in the same order as the original poem.
– Please give credit to the author of the original text you’ve chosen to use.
– Now create away! Your new poem doesn’t have to match the original theme. This baby is your baby.
Here is my Golden Shovel.
I love to play with you.
Let’s build a blankie nest.
read and play, with
warm cocoa, you and me.
(July 19, 2017)
My words are both the title and specific lines from the beautiful picture book You Nest Here with Me by Jane Yolen and Heidi E.Y. Stemple (Boyds Mill Press, 2015).
How about you? Give the Golden Shovel a try. I’d love to read your poem!