G is for Golden Shovel

Here are the rules for the Golden Shovel:

Take a line (or lines) from a poem you admire.
Use each word in the line (or lines) as an end word in your poem.
Keep the end words in order.
Give credit to the poet who originally wrote the line (or lines).
The new poem does not have to be about the same subject as the poem that offers the end words.

If you pull a line with six words, your poem would be six lines long. If you pull a stanza with 24 words, your poem would be 24 lines long. And so on.


All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.

I love you unconditionally that’s ALL
There is to say, till the end of time THAT
I know and stick to it, because we are a WE
Have been inseparable, can you not SEE
I’ll try to climb the highest mountain OR
Swim the deepest sea just for you or they SEEM
Like we have our own definition of what love IS
Right? As all the problem or challenge we can BUT
As long as we’re in the same group, say team A
For we breathe the same air, a lovely DREAM
That was, we’ll always be true to what’s WITHIN
Our hearts, to be honest to each other and A
Promise we’ll keep for the rest of our DREAM

(c) ladyleemanila 2016


For: Day 8 and Tackling the Challenge with Gusto!

10 thoughts on “G is for Golden Shovel

  1. Thank you for introducing me to this lovely poetry form and game.
    I was delighted to see that you picked Mr. Poe’s poem for it, and I love how you crafted yours. It is very interesting to compare, which is I think inevitable with this playful form, and I do enjoy that you created a whole different message and reality with yours. I love the hope, I love love personified as a beautiful dream come true, I love dispelling of the somberness , hopelessness and doubt that the picked poem brought to the table.

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