Prompt 12, Hour 12
This prompt has steps, and you have to do them in order. Don’t look ahead to the next step before completing the previous one.
1. Grab a book off a shelf at random.
2. Read the first line of the book and the last line of the book.
3. Pick one of them.
4. You have to use every single word in this line in a poem. Those words can be used at any point in the poem.
Book Chosen: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Line Chosen (Last): “He was soon borne away by the waves and lost in the darkness and distance.”
Villanelle – Frankenstein
He was soon borne away by the waves
and lost in the darkness and distance.
Seeking the companionship which he craves;
To his loneliness he is a slave
as hopeless as his failed romance.
He was soon borne away by the waves,
On a path unset he slowly strays;
his fortune a matter only of chance.
Seeking the companionship which he craves.
His destination an unreachable grave,
his absolution an unwavering stance.
He was soon borne away by the waves.
It won’t be long until he caves;
his rage an undetermined dance.
He will soon be borne away by the waves
as he seeks the companionship he craves.
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