It was interesting to get to see all the words and questions beforehand, and to try out the different combinations in private.
What I learned about words was that the more prosaic ones made the better poems.
What I learned about questions was that the ones with a life of their own--the ones which mean something extra in pop culture--make the best poetry prompts.
At least that sums up my scribbling. It's reasonable to think that other participating poets discovered other things.
And now I'm just stalling. So here we go with my poem . . .
Word -- Banana
Question -- Where are we going today?
A compass, a map -- a banana, a book.
Where can we picnic where no one will look?
A basket, a blanket -- a notebook, a pen.
Up to the treehouse for stories, and then?
A box full of cookies, a flask full of tea.
Your corner for you, my corner for me.
As you can see, I haven't broken out of the nineteenth-century-girls-book box yet. =P
I can't put up another linky this soon, so please leave the URLs to your poems in the combox. Thanks!