Here’s an idea we got from storyteller Heather Forest. Four ‘poets’ sit in a circle and take turns improvising a poem having been ‘thrown’ the first line. The first ‘poet’ speaks the first line and then leaps into improv’ mode immediately after. The poem doesn’t have to rhyme. The poem must have a strong image or theme running through it and must reach a suitable conclusion. You could also do this as a ‘Chain Poem’, the ‘poets’ taking it in turns to add subsequent lines.
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