Ten-Minute Spill

This an exercise from the book “The Practice Of Poetry” called the ten minute spill.  In it you must choose an adage, proverb, or familiar phrase and use at least 5 of the following 8 words: cliff, needle, voice, whir, blackberry, cloud, mother, lick ~ it must be ten lines long and all in ten minutes or less.  Give it a try – it is a way to just go for it without thinking!  Here’s mine:

If wishes were horses
Beggars would ride
Off a cliff and into the clouds
Of blackberry froth
To lick the cream cheese
From the face of the moon
Wishes give voice to
Urchins and wanderers
Saddled up for
Adventure and fantasy

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