This week’s prompt comes from Anna Ross, Dorchester poet and Advisory Board volunteer with Write on the DOT. Anna writes:
Choose a line from either a favorite song or a hated earworm and turn it into a Golden Shovel poem (each word of your chosen line is the final word in each successive line of your poem, so that you can read the original line vertically by reading down the right-hand side of your poem, similarly to an acrostic). More on Golden Shovel poems here: How to Write a Golden Shovel.
For a Golden Shovel example, Terrance Hayes wrote “The Golden Shovel” using the words from Gwendolyn Brooks’ “We Real Cool” as the last lines in his own poem.