The prompt for hour eight is to write a golden shovel. Not familiar with the form? That is not surprising, it was created in 2010 by the poet Terrance Hayes in his poem The Golden Shovel.
It is pretty simple though. First you take a line or lines from a poem you admire.
Use each word from the line(s) as the end word of each of the lines in your poem. So for example if you used a line with ten words, your poem should be ten lines long.
Keep those words in order.
Give credit to the original poet.
Below is an example. The original line inspiring it is “Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone” by W.H. Auden
When you asked me yesterday to stop
at the top of the hill and look out at all
the cliffs that form the walls of the
valley, I shook my head and pointed at the clocks.
Now I want nothing more but to cut
work with you, to take every hour off
to be spent on the trail, in a hammock, in the
pool, anything. For the person to be you, on the other side of the ringing telephone.