From the 2014 Poetry Marathon
Read the following excerpt from Caryolyn Forche’s poem Elegy (from the book angel of History) and when that excerpt ends write your own poem from that point.
Start by writing what you imagine the next line to be and go from there. When you finish the poem, remove the excerpt of Elegy or move it off to the side and put it in quotes, with her name and the name of the poem.
This is the excerpt:
The page opens to snow on a field: boot holed month, black hour/ the bottle in your coat half vodka half winter light./ To what and to whom does one say yes?